I'm sorting out the events official measurement and have been up and down the course many times over the past few months. The roads are just so busy the organizer needs to employ an outside company to sort out all the road closures, diversions, cones to split the out and back and have enough personal to police the course. This all costs and there is a risk involved if they don't get enough runners taking part. This is a small part of their costs as well, port a loos, road closure orders fees, start and finish equipment etc. I can see why they have an entry fee that high.
BTW the course is a good un for all you road runners out there. PB potential! It's not pancake flat but not too many rises.
hope to enter on the day as well. The surrounding area is muddy in places. I'm bringing my grippest running shoes! I'm wondering where the course will take us. Parking is on the old Stoney Cross Airfield. Should be a good un!
If I'm not on a serious training session I love to take a dog along with me. My Jack Russell cross Springer spanial was fine until he got a big belly! Now I also have a lovely Cavipoo. He enjoys the slower runs to give him a chance for a sniff around. One dog who was not a runner was my Tibetean Terrier. Lovely dog but just did not want to go faster than a walk. The best dogs in my experience are collies but a Bedlington sounds lovely.
Now there are fewer police it seems more people are speeding. Often get them going over 40 on residential roads. Tailgating really gets my goat. Keeping your distance you can see problems up ahead. So many times I've almost been hit from behind.
I've been lucky enough not to purposely driven towards.
Not sure what the answer is having stones is a good idea. They won't like their rear window screen smashed! Bikers are putting camaras on their helmets.