I am definitely going to get back into running in the new year. No more excuses. I will pull on my running gear and get out there, looking forward to the day when it is no longer tight and actually fits nicely around my newly slim body! Well, that's the hope anyway!!!
i'm running the So'ton 5k as well - i'm not very good at running fast and this is the shortest race i'll have done but i'll be coming in at around the 30min mark. i don't care if i'm last - i just want to enjoy it. the adrenalin on the day does make you perform better than you would when you're training i think, so hopefully i'll be happy with my time.
always00smiling - try adding some interval sessions to your training which should help you build up your speed.
Not only has Chris Hoy made a huge contribution to his sport but also does a great deal for charity which doesn't get a mention. I met Chris Hoy when I worked for a charity and he came to launch a cycling fundraising event we were holding. He was such a nice guy and took the time to speak to all of the people that we looked after with learning difficulties and let them wear his medals that he had won in Athens.
i've signed up to do the Paris half too - really looking forward to it. It's my first half so any tips on the course/event like Mark says would be good for those that have done it before. Having looked round the route street by street it should be nice and flat (my boyfriend is a Parisian and his family live near the start so I know the area/city well).
good luck with the training everyone, I am struggling to stay motivated with the dark nights but want to train properly for this, as a relative newbie to running I think I should treat the distance with some respect.