Usual irate ipod runner thread. Happens every so often. From the race directors viewpoint there is added worry of the race not being allowed to use public highways due to headphone use. Our local public right of way officer insists this is the case and will consider banning the race if headphone use is not strictly banned.
So please think before breaking what some people think of as petty rules.
I'm sure all areas need measures. Anybody interested look on the course measurement website. I'm a grade 2 measurer and it does not take too much of my time. In the South though nowhere near the North. Great to do my bit for the running community.
I did it two years ago and loved the course. Plenty of trail with some very muddy bits around 8 to 10 miles. Grippy trainers needed! It does not clash with a club cross country so can do this year and in memory of a club mate's brother: John Austin. So please enter and raise money for a very good cause.