Same as last year then with the value comments! The cost is fine, much lower than equivalent events.
I have paid £35 for a half marathon with one drinks station which was a man with a 4 gallon water carrier. You are expected to carry your own water on that one.
The only thing I'd change would be the start time. Running through the hottest part of the day is dangerous if you ask me. Not only do you risk dehydration and sunstroke but it's also impossible to keep suncream on when you're sweating that much.
A wonderfully organised race again. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes and to all the marshalls. I tried to say thanks as I ran past you all but inevitably I missed some and the ones at the top of the hills just got a grunt and a thumbs up if they were lucky.
I managed to miss out on 2:30 by 11 seconds so that was infuriating but I reckon the searing heat gives me just cause to say I did it in two and a half anyway! I managed to get round without angering any of my many niggles so that's a blessing.
I've got to say I'm over the moon coming in 28th, I had no idea I was that far up the field and I felt like death at the end so I'd assumed around 50th. I must either be fitter than I thought or the London marathon acted as warm weather training and I was able to perform better than most in the sun.
For anyone interested, my Garmin reckons 3500ft of ascent in that little run so it's about the same as running up and down Snowdon.
Anyway, a great day out and I'll try and be back next year to break that 2.5 hour mark. Thanks all and heal soon Alun!
I went to see the physio about my calves this morning. Since he told me not to run last week I've done a further 20 miles. He wasn't angry. It was worse, he was disappointed.
He did say they were better but I still need to rest. I don't think he knows what he's talking about!
Am looking forward to it now, I will bring both sets of shoes and seek advice at the start I think. I can run just as fast off road in my trail shoes as I can in my road shoes so am erring on the side of them at the moment. Especially if there's more rain this week. Local advice appreciated though!
I'm seeing mine on Tuesday too... The thing is, I'm not getting any shin pain so I think he's being dramatic. It's all in the mind anyway, right?
I'm supposed to be running 45 miles at the end of June. The guy I'm doing it with phoned me up to confirm and I told him what my physio said. His response was "we could do it in two days?" At no point did he think I was actually going to listen to the advice. I can't decide whether this is a good thing or a bad thing really...