Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Butterflies and more - Comrades in S Africa

There comes a time in everyone's life when you are faced with a seemingly impossible task. Really Huge. And then just before you set out for the final push, something happens and it feels even more impossible. And butterflies set in - loads of them.
That's how I'm feeling at 1am, in Gurgaon, sitting in my kitchen at home, waiting for the cab to take me to the airport. I don't know whether it's the heat or something I ate a day or two ago which has been giving me those 'egg burps' today. Even thought I felt a touch feverish.
And then I know I have to be even more careful and sensible - will probably take in some bananas at the airport today.

I have trained reasonably for this 89km run on Sunday the 30th but I know that if I don't feel well enough at any stage I should not push myself. Makes me feel a little queasy at this stage. but.....

And there is a really cool way to track people at 7 points along the course by just inputting the chest numbers on the website
Here are the details in case you are interested.

My Bib Number is 29408 and apparently you can track the race online:

Comrades now running on a PC near you Running fans in South Africa and across the world will again be able to follow the Comrades Marathon race coverage online at this year, the 85th running of the historic race.

Apart from watching the coverage, courtesy of Mr Price, users will be able to see live Twitter feeds at #comradesm2010 and track runners with the “Track Your Runner” application, developed using Silverlight.

Silverlight is a free, cross-browser, cross-platform rich media plug-in and has become the platform of choice for delivering live and on demand streaming video of sporting events, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics on, where 52.1 million people logged on to watch 9.9 million hours of video.

People wishing to watch the Comrades coverage online or use the “Track Your Runner” application will need to install the free Silverlight plug-in, which is a 5.6MB download available on

Fast facts:
· Watch the race on SABC 2 or watch online at on Sunday, 30th May 2010
· Online race feed is from 5:10am-6pm (GMT+2)
· Follow us on Twitter with #comradesm2010 at
· Install the plugin at
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Have fun
Got to go- the cab should be here any moment now - actually it's a bit late

1 comment:

Anita Lobo said...

All the best Rahul!
Will be following you.