Good news is that although harder to pass thatn England, it is still fairly easy. TO an extent, it depends a bit on your age (not sure) but if you are youngish then 6 months of application you will pass easy. The issue that I have with the police is as some people stated, once you pass (and continue to do so throughout training) then thats you and it is a personal choice to keep it up or not.
The Army, while far from perfect has a much more rigorous annual testing system from my recollection.
I have to say, same thing happened to my FRw305 in the summer, just before my birthday (lucky me) so my missus bought me a polar V800. I absolutely love it. Its just a great solid watch, tons of features, very little gimmicky stuff. Although you have to recharge it the battery lasts ages and doubles as a n activity monitor.
I usually only do one early morning run during the week, on a Monday as this suits me best. Im usuallu out the house for about 5.30 ish and do something between 9 and 10 miles. Sometimes I have treated myself to a cheeky 13 or 14., Really depends on work. I play 7 a side on a Tuesday night, training (more footy) on a Wednesday although we tend to get a run, often with intervals in before we start and then a game at the weekend. Again, depending on work ill try and get either try another coupld of shorter runs, between 5 and 7ish miles or cycle.
But yep, Monday is my silly early morning run, but there is something nice about getting that much exercise in before the working week starts. When Im too old/broken to play football Ill probably be able to get a better running routine!
I play football and run but if last winter is anything to go by I am about to have plenty of time to focus on running. Last month we had around three and a half months without a game, honestly.
Anyway, I thought it might be good to try and get a couple of races in if the break is anything like last years. I can probably do most distances and would be running them for fun and to keep a focus on my training.
Where is the best place to find out about what races are on near me? I live in Paisley, just to the west of Glasgow if that helps, thanks in advance.