Well at least cycling is trying to gets its act together after years of constant cheats. Distance runners, who knows. But drug testing in athletics is far more tighter. Unless the mechanism is in place for every sport to test every athlete for drugs and that will not happen for a long time. For now, the cheats will continue.
Well if you think about it, the entry fee probably covers staging the race. Lets say one RFL caters 5,000, maybe 10,000. The organiser will need to cover not just admin, but stewards probably employing them if you cannot find volunteers. Probably cost for first aid. Then there ground costs as some councils will not let you takeover a park for the day for nothing. Not to mention cost of banners and things from CRUK because they not going to give it away. Probably have to take out insurance. Probably have to pay council for road restrictions, maybe police too. Not a cheap thing to organise.
RFL is a con. Its CRUK easy way of raising cash by deliberately targeting women in thinking what they doing is a benefit. Lets plug adverts of women, all nice and pink because ladies you all love pink. Target women with the cancer-memory of someone I know tag because it can be emotional. Its a gimmick and CRUK know what they doing. RFL is a dead horse and its time to put it out of its misery.
cowgirl668: Would agree with xine267, go to your GP. Having injury before the marathon then running it does mean you done far more damage which means what you suffering now requires specialist treatment. You can be referred to a NHS physio who will look at your problem, advise you what to do with possible follow-up appointments. Best get it seen. Going on a forum means you will get different responses which doesn't help your cause.