Trevor - Iook forward to receiving your communication. In addition to getting out some publicity at the Breinton 10 as suggested above by "bob", you might also want to consider the Herefordshire Running Festival on the 21st of September http://www.herefordshirerunningfestival.co.uk/
I am hoping to do this one in October (if I can get rid of a current ham string niggle) - I note this is listed on RW and also mentions the 15k in small print. I think it might help to get the 15k listed in its own right separately as the 30k distance might put some off totally and that would help getting more entrants overall and hence more money raised for a very good cause. Also suggest getting this listed on Fetcheveryone as lots of runners check that out for possible races to do.It could certainly do with more publicity. Trevor - if you like, you could email me a leaflet (contact me through this site?) - I could get a load printed and distribute them at my local Parkrun (Worcester).
I for one will probably do either of the following on the 21st: one of the Hereford Running Festival races (either 10k or HM) or the Black Country Run (Halesowen - 10k) - both better VFM.... ham string permitting!
I will tend to agree with what most people are saying on this - there's no ideal for everyone (no - one size fits all). I think that if you are going for a race, especially longer ones such as half/full marathons, it is a good idea to follow a plan but you can do this roughly and not get hung up on missing any particular sessions - don't try to "catch up" - you will only get injured. I think it is important to get a good variety of runs in - mixing speed runs with longer slower ones. After all there are always other things going on in life. I know I could probably do a 3:30 marathon if I stuck rigidly to the training plan but real life does not allow me to go out more than four times a week most of the time.
I believe in avoiding violence unless necessary for self-defence. I used to have a bit of a temper which I am sure I inherited from my dad (as well as being brought up in a family where shouting was the norm). I got CBT a few years ago and am much calmer and less stress - running has also helped loads. At the end of the day I don't go looking for trouble and I won't supply it to those who are looking for it but will take necessary and proportionate action if I/family/close friends are threatened.