Well, that's it, I'm in. Had a few issues with the website over past couple of days and it wouldn't let me get through all the pages before taking you to the bit where you pay. Decided that I would have one last try this morning and if it still wasn't working I would take it as 'fate' and do Manchester instead. Tried this morning and it worked first time . Now to look at the nightmare of transport and accommodation!
I've been guilty on the classic 'newbie' error of running each training session much too hard, with no easy runs/ development of aerobic fitness.
Ah yes, I have a few running buddies like that. Luckily, I'm far too lazy to go out and smash all my training runs! I really enjoy the easy runs and they definitely benefit you. As long as you remember 'hard days hard, easy days easy' you can't go too far wrong.
Really sorry to hear about the stress fracture JM89. Sounds like you're well on your way back to fitness though, keep it up!