Just thought that I would my tuppence worth to the court of popular opinion. The media appear to be conducting a witch hunt against Mo Farah because he doesn't dance to their tune. For example, a columnist in the times on Saturday argued that he was fair game, because he refused to divulge the names of his unborn twins to the media when they asked. A sure sign that he is a wrong'un.
I have only done the Half marathon, but I don't mind the route. Then again it does hold a degree of nostalgia for me as it passes my old primary and secondary school; the pub where I first started drinking; the street where I used to live, my nephews house etc.
You should join them. You might even get in the "A" team
For some reason this really amused me.
Although I'm not currently a memeber of a club, I have always found most of the local running clubs to full of friendly people. All except one, which is filled with the biggest bunch of miserable, unfriendly, whingers you could hope to meet. They give runners a bad name.