Runbaz, I'd recommend garmin 620 (or 225 which has heart rate monitoring without the chest strap. Both connect to Garmin Connect ... My 620 automatically (Bluetooth or wifi) updates Garmin Connect (an app) which then pushes to Strava (an excellent app and also Facebook, endomondo, my fitness pal ... Without me having to load manually... All I have to do is view the results on the various apps (endomondo is good for reviewing the statistics though I like Strava the best especially as I can see all my 'friends' efforts on there and Strava is linked to from parkrun so now quite a big running community
20 never peanuts. 2 a year is still a good effort so 20 is 10 times that amount.
to put this into perspective we are talking more or less a full marathon on average every 2 weeks, so at least you won't need to worry about training or tapering.
i haven't attempted anything like that before (thought my 2022 miles last year was a lot) though I'd imagine you'll need to establish which you are going to treat as training and which you are going to 'race'.
good luck and definitely will keep you focused, you'll deserve the sponsorships.
Congratulations Andrew on finishing the Leeds 10K in a time of 00:43:11
4 weeks on from Liverpool RnR and delighted to bag a 10K PB in the summer, 4:06 quicker than last years Leeds 10K and 13s quicker than last years much cooler Abbey Dash
What's more was the great support from St Theresa's running club, their photos and the fact that I didn't look like I was dying and actually enjoying it ... I felt in control so much better than Methley 5k on Tuesday ... Didn't push too hard, enjoyed it and bagged a PB ... Sub 43 next target lol!!!
WRFF - the hill near mile 11 is short lived before a decline down to sea level, I'd say potential for PB as long as you are nearer the front. There are a few declines but it's mainly flat compared to what I'm used to. I'm doing it for my 2nd time this year. I wasn't really held back last year though it was a hot day and I wasn't at my best at the time, so not because of hills or crowds. Good luck!