I broke my British, European and World 5KM treadmill record on Wednesday night. Fell off the back of the 'mill' on 25:22 - two minutes quicker then previous. If I had been able to move I would have attempted a quick lap of honour of the near empty gym. Must have been all the Coke Zero I had drunk that day.....
As a comparison - to balance it up I am yet to break (despite many attempts)one hour for a 10k race. Maybe its the race nerves, initimidation by all the 'club' and serious runners, endurance problems, training, diet,lack of Coke zero or simply lining up with the wrong mindset - I dont know. Must try harder!
It looks like you would need flippers to run through some of that. If you think that you could handle the logistics of creating a 'new' event with minimal time and handling the needs of 1800+ runners and supporters then give Marie Curie a call. I am sure they would appreciate your insights.
Whilst appreciative of those who were using the event as part of their training for bigger and greater events - lets not forget however who we were running for. In the great scheme of things - lets keep it in perspective guys.
I'm looking forward to the re-arranged race in May. Well done Marie Curie for the emails and phone calls - must be a logistical nightmare. See you there in May at the back of the pack!