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Comrades Marathon Vic Clapham finishers medal – How fast must you run?

On Ask Coach Parry today we are starting a series of 5 episodes that deal with your times for various distances and how they relate to which finishers medal you’re aiming for at the Comrades Marathon. We will start with the medal that most people get at Comrades Marathon.

The Comrades Marathon Vic Clapham finisher’s medal. If you look at that Vic Clapham medal, realistically what should you be running a 10 kilometre, a half marathon and a marathon to be able to comfortably finish and get a Vic Clapham at the Comrades Marathon?

LINDSEY PARRY:  I am going to start the answer by saying that these numbers are not an exact sign so they are based on calculations and sort of predictive formula so there is a bit of leeway on either side because the one problem I do find in these things, is I throw numbers out to people and they go oh my word, I am never going to get there.

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