There are plenty of other LDWA events, mowzer will probably know which ones are easier on the navigation skills, a lot depends on how well the instructions are written. But they are not races and it's all good training, even with the stop and starting.
Cal - it wouldn't be a cheap weekend but you could coach or train to Exeter then bus to Tipton St John, you'd need a couple of nights B & B.
Tut, tut at DNF'ing a parkrun just cos it was going to be your slowest time, they're not races. Hope the legs are feeling fresher today.
Ian5 - did you get your new shoes? If so what are they?
Steve - I'm sure you'll get that bounce back once you're lined up for your half marathon.
Iain- sorry I didn't see your post last night, I did laugh though. I've been at lots of LDWA events where speedy runners have set off not following the instructions properly and promptly got lost. There is quite a bit of stopping and starting and it's unfair to follow other runners all the time who are doing the navigation, you're supposed to share the work. The key is to keep your thumb on the exact place you are in the instructions, so read, run, repeat. I hope you decided to go today and give it a go.
Had a lovely run on very quiet roads this morning, a little light rain which was nice.
Jugula - I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your Dad. Very tough on you and your family that were unable to be with him or even say goodbye, but it's unlikely that your Dad would have known that you weren't by his side. I'm shocked that you were told by a voicemail message. But remember your Dad for the times you had together, nobody can ever take that away. And once the formalities are over you needn't see that awful woman again.
KK - sorry to hear you've had the summer cold lurgy too, hope it clears up soon.
Big G - I think they might have missed a couple of the deadlines for the papers, I've definitely had a couple of papers with no Trotters news at all.
Eleta - I'm sure NB 1060's are not a low drop shoe and as you've been using them a long time the drop is not the issue. It might be that you run in a slightly different way now and those shoes are not ideal for you, sometimes they do alter the shoes. However I'm sure age wouldn't affect your calf muscles, otherwise we'd all be in bits.
Lovely morning here, just a few drops of rain which was pleasant but came to nothing. As it's BH Saturday the roads are really quiet, best time of the day to run.