I am in and hoping to recover some form from last year since my first born arrived in December....usually prepping for a spring marathon at this stage of the calendar and the first time in 4 years..but the little one has meant scaling back on spare time for training....
...now just got to get the 10k legs back and running....
also nice to have a 'local' event to enter...well local to E17....
3 weeks to go - everyones training going ok?
Not done this before - any advise on parking on the day?
this is one of those feel good factor races - i've done 'em all since the 1st one lauched at the back of the Showcase Cinema. someone asked if this takes in the Olympic Park - in previous years the race took you up to the basin of the stadium, i must admit the route got a little narrow and precarious and i paid more attention to my footfall over the emerging stadium. that said the workmen on site were full of support and encouragement - it's the one time you'd welcome litany from the builders, aye!
i found the route well thought out (if it takes in the Olympic Park this year, it will be less work-site than in previous years), and marshalled.
other points: in previous years, there was entry on the day - check the website if the same is happening this year. do not mistake STRATFORD park for WEST HAM park, there is planned engineering works on the District Line and road closures for those coming by bus or car.
be sure to say hello to Tessa Sanderson MBE and Sharon Davies CBE, who will gladly shake your hand and pose for pictures - true ambassadors for UK sports.
I'm in for this.
I'm aiming for 37 mins. Thankfully only a few stops on the London Overground for me.
any news when packs are arriving??
...so weird doing a 10k when have been in marathon mode for past 4 years at this time of year, but becoming a father recently means I'm allowed to prep for shorter distance only....will be good to get race pins on again...
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