Bambi - I had a pair of Bondi B's but I had to send them back after 6 weeks because the uppers started to disintegrate (faulty batch apparently). I replaced them with Bondi 3's, which I wore straight out of the box for a 30 miler. I wouldn't recommend that, but I got away with it. They are very comfy. Although they aren't as heavy as you might expect for so much cushioning, I fancy trying the Cliftons because they're supposed to be significantly lighter.
Yes, they are amusing to look at, but the great benefit is you can run straight through puddles without getting your feet wet because they're above the water .
Is that a ladies size 8? I'd like to try these (I have other Hokas) but I can't find the ladies ones in the UK bigger than a 7. Where did you get them from? I could buy the men's but I'm not so keen on the colours.
It just needs to be a doctor of medicine with a stamp, as far as I'm aware. Doesn't have to be a GP. Your GP might do it for nothing if you ask nicely, especially if you're running for charity, they don't all charge. Probably wouldn't work with a doctor of engineering or Ancient Greek though.
Did my first tentative LSR in a long time - still walk/running, and I'm quite stiff this morning, but no structural damage done, I don't think. Took some Kendal Mint cake with me as an experiment - I can recommend. Tastes good, and no stomach issues.