Well done Samir, great time but a lot off what it takes for getting in team GB. Getting quite exited about the London Marathon. There seems to be a few great Brits around. Mo, Scott Overall, Chris Thompson and now reading about Phil Wilkes. Who will be fastest?
This thread just keeps giving. From a deluded young man to crapy places now! Consulting my idler's book of crap towns (a bit out of date as it's 2003 print but) we have in 31st place Oxford with Blackbird Leys heavily mentioned (well it's mostly about Blackbird Leys) Rape Alley and car nicking. Glad it's improved. in 11th is Portsmouth. As I worked here for 20 years in social housing I think I may have seen the worst places and agree. 9th is Basingstoke. Is it the drabness? Good AC club though! 5th is Winchester? Not sure on this one? Bordon is not on the list. Not seen much trouble here but have head of the no pub rule. Sure there was a killing with a base ball bat a few years back?
Usual irate ipod runner thread. Happens every so often. From the race directors viewpoint there is added worry of the race not being allowed to use public highways due to headphone use. Our local public right of way officer insists this is the case and will consider banning the race if headphone use is not strictly banned.
So please think before breaking what some people think of as petty rules.
I'm sure all areas need measures. Anybody interested look on the course measurement website. I'm a grade 2 measurer and it does not take too much of my time. In the South though nowhere near the North. Great to do my bit for the running community.
I did it two years ago and loved the course. Plenty of trail with some very muddy bits around 8 to 10 miles. Grippy trainers needed! It does not clash with a club cross country so can do this year and in memory of a club mate's brother: John Austin. So please enter and raise money for a very good cause.