My 6 year old son cannot find enough races to enter! Having watched me plod along at the rear of cross country races, he has caught the bug. If I can find local events that have childrens races attahced to an adult event, then I let him enter, but no more than 1 a fortnight. And he does not do any training. He turns up, runs, and goes home, with no expectations placed on him.
He really enjoys the race, but I am always shocked that there are normally less than 20 children taking part, especially when it's normally no more than £2 or £3 to enter. I just wish that there were more local races, and that the local cross country league would allow children under 8 to take part in a non-competitive run.
No, I've not run Halstead Marathon before but I have heard so many good reports that I thought I would give it a go. I did London in 2006 in 3:46, so this will be my 2nd marathon and am hoping to get through between 4:00 and 4:30 at Halstead.
I'm looking forward to Sundays race, I did it last year and it was wet and muddy but great fun!
just thought I'd join this thread as I too have entered the Halstead marathon. Jason, I see you run for GFDR and have been doing x/country racing? I run for Mid Essex Casuals and am really looking forward to your clubs race this coming Sunday at Stebbing.