Just had an e-mail from the British 10K event in London and noticed they are charging 50 quid for the event. As my PB is under 50 minutes I am not prepared to pay £5 per kilometre ran especially on overcrowded London streets. I have recently found smaller companies and done a couple of half marathons on the suburbs of London for around £20 each. I think the most I would pay for a half would be around £35.
I have a couple of trips planned to visit non running friends. Would like to do 2 hour runs as part of my trips but these are not areas I usually run in. How do people usually plan running routes when in unfamiliar areas?
Running the Riga marathon, was hotter then I would have liked. Vowing not to run again afterwards and took 4 months off running. Then back to park runs and entered the Richmond Park Marathon for 2015 ( forgot the pain in 2014 at 20 plus miles already)
I went to do a 10K run recently as part of half marathon training and wanting to push myself from a mere plodder. Was a club organised event and quite competitive. I also noticed this was not so much enjoyment of running as tend to talk to people before and afterwards but found this a lot of less friendly compared to charity events I have carried out in the past. I enjoyed it and my time and smiled around the course and said hello to marshals. Have been considering joining a running club but this put me off.