I mainly run with my dog too. He comes out on some club runs, even the odd race if he won't get in the way (I'm a back-o'-the-pack plodder!)
We don't do any road running though, it's nearly all fell or maybe trail runs. I agree about the joys of off road running with a dog, I couldn't go back to tarmac now!
A parkrun - www.parkrun.org.uk - might be a good way to run with others with your dog. Timed 5k run free to enter. Just visit the website and register, print a barcode and you're set to turn up and run at any of the events around the country/world.
FAQ re running with dogs seems reasonable. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/faq#FAQ9
Hi, I must admit I feel the same as you asking for sponsorship all the time. I'm not sure what the answer is though. I looked at the video of the manchester Marathon I think, and one lass turned round and said that she was just doing it for herself this time.
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Can I ask if you have to get sponsors? To be honest I just like paying a fee and running, scrounging money off people is not really for me.
Not sure if the question was directed at me, but re parkruns - www.parkrun.org.uk - the races are free and no, no sponsorship required. Think of it as a well organised, timed training run in company
Thankyou, hopefully they close.
Almost certainly, dependent on just where you are. Check out the events list at www.parkrun.org.uk
[And no, I'm not on a commission! Just really glad I discovered it and hope that you will be too.]
You will be just fine on the Coventry 10k, its taking place in the war memorial park and its really nice settings there.
No need for sponsership at all,
I am registered to run that day too, should be a good morning. See you there
I have thought about sponsorship too. This is just my opinion to ask people to give money to your cause you should be doing something "exceptional" for you. If 10k is something that you have worked towards and you see as a pinnacle then definetly raise money. But if 10k's are just part of your running life then its ok not to.
I intend to do charity collecting on my first HM and IF I ever do a marathon I will definetly try to do something for charity. A friend of mine kept picking up charity places on marathons because he wanted guaranteed places. He had no interest in the charity just wanted to run so that was a little annoying.
I was looking at the Coventry 10 myself. Does anyone know what it is like?
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