I was thinking about signing up to this, because the proposed route is actually one of my training runs already. It would be nice to get in contact with my local running club. Unfortunately it clashes with the Great Birmingham Run, which I decided to put myself through this year. I'll have to try and find the club another time.
I'd certainly support that. It was a great race, and the more access I have to other events the more I think this one was way above average. Deciding to leave it off the calendar is a big mistake. Last year they were even asking about adding a half-marathon distance, so I wonder what happened in the meantime.
I did "The Run 11" in Northampton lat year as my first ever race, and I loved it. It was well organised, well attended and had a good selection of different distances. The fun runs happened after the main race, so I could do mine and watch the kids do theirs. The start/finish was at Sixfields, giving free access to a 400m running track to warm up on. There were bands playing music all around the town, and a goody bag and medal at the end. In short, perfect.
So why can I not find anything about "The Run 12"? One website says "The Run 12 will be bigger and better, and will take place on ---", and that's it. No-one else had said anything positive or negative, as though it just vanished. I was really looking forward to it, and had actually got my Scout Group thinking about taking part in the fun run to raise some money. What can I tell them?
I'm hoping that posting on this thread will find someone who knows about "The Run". I really enjoyed the run 11, and I had planned to do it again this year. Where has it gone? It seemed so successful and well organised. I'd even convinced my kids to get in on the fun run and possibly even get my whole Scout Group on the run to raise some money, and now the race has simply failed to appear. No-one's even mentioning it. I can't understand it.
I've been running for a few months, and already I've been injured twice to the extent that I had to stop for weeks (right knee the first time, left knee the second).
So now I'm getting a treadmill with decent cushioning to improve my endurance and condition my legs in a friendlier environment. I'm also putting it in my front room so that I can watch t.v. whilst I run ( I may try and run my way through the whole Back To The Future trilogy!).
No more lazing on the sofa for me, and with any luck the benefits will transfer to the outside world as well, because I intend to get my long runs in the sun eventually. I'm just lucky my wife doesn't mind rearranging the furniture to squeeze in yet another exercise machine.