Part 2 – The Ultra Runners

It is the most distant course that comes nearest to thyself, and that training is the most intricate which leads to the utter simplicity of a tune. Ultra marathon runners – “Fat people who just can’t run very fast; but have a high tolerance for boredom.” My personal experience of meeting Ultra marathon runners tellsContinue reading “Part 2 – The Ultra Runners”

Part 1 – Comrades – An Introduction

Either you have work or you have not. When you have to say, “Let us do something,” then begins mischief My earliest introduction to the word ‘Comrade’ was when I attended a Trade Union meeting with Dad as a little boy. (For those wondering if that was my introduction to ‘communism’, you are wrong.) IContinue reading “Part 1 – Comrades – An Introduction”

Thou hast made me endless…

Thou hast made me endless, such is thy pleasure.  This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. Rabindranath Tagore, Gitanjali A week after running my first (and almost definitely, the last)! Comrades Marathon, I am still left with one unfinished agenda – writing my comrades experience. My writingContinue reading “Thou hast made me endless…”