early on a Sunday morning?
a) having them later would make it easier for people to get to them (and maybe have a spot of breakfast beforehand without having to get up at 6am)
b) having them on a Saturday a.m. would enable people to enjoy the rest of their weekend
I mean, I like running. But I like beer too.
Probably because there's less traffic on Sundays? Or used to be, anyway.
I don't mind the early start though - it means you've got the rest of the day to do things (like scoff a huge roast dinner and lie on the sofa).
Wilkie wrote (see)
Probably because there's less traffic on Sundays? Or used to be, anyway.I don't mind the early start though - it means you've got the rest of the day to do things (like scoff a huge roast dinner and lie on the sofa).
a 10k that sarts at 10am though is over by 11am ...
In the summer it avoids people getting overheated/sunburned?
yep there are obviously good reasons for it, traffic being the most obvious
but the Wimbledon 10k on Sunday (9am) is along roads that aren't closed (bit daft really when they've got the Common isn't it?)
heh, ok - I understand road race to mean the surface. Aren't there plenty of 'road races' round parks - along the paved paths / roads of parks?
I usually have to cook the huge roast dinner before I get to scoff it!
Ditto Wilkie - in both cases
I don't know of any - all the ones I've ever done have been on proper roads.
The only park one was a Cancer Research thing in Hyde Park, and I doubt if that was counted as a 'road race'.
Apart from the road closure issue, An earlier start means you have the rest of the day free to spend time recovering / in the pub / with family.
Our local 10k race starts at 1pm on a Sunday and that really is a pain in the neck - it means hanging around all morning in the house or in the garden waiting for the time to near. Also by the time you finish, cool down, etc it's nearly 3pm, and too late for lunch, but a bit early to go home for the rest of the day.
yeah, 1pm's daft
ok, I stand corrected re. the term 'road race' - I'm relatively new to this race lark
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