The “Comrades Marathon – the Ultimate Human Race”……those words, or a few bars of the “Chariots of Fire” music, is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end if you have ever taken part in this awesome event.
|A blue "international" bib|
|An orange "back-to-back" bib|
Medal categories (6 in total) are also fixed from year to year (though there are obviously separate up and down records), and are earned as follows:
Silver-centred surrounded by gold ring
6hrs – sub 7hrs30
7hrs 30 – sub 9hrs
9hrs – sub 11hrs
11hrs – sub 12hrs
|A Comrades Gold medal - just reward for the hard work put in!|
|Nervous runners head off into the dark....|
Comrades is a race I would recommend to every runner, as words fail to convey the emotions that surface just thinking about it, and for me it stands head and shoulders above every other race that I have done.