It's such a shame when there are so many good events including parkruns that people miss out on. I would have thought training alone would be more intimidating, than racing with a crowd. Sorry Screampillar, but I am new to this forum malarky, but feel free to ignore if you wish.
I work in the area and driven the route a few times, and yes it's a hilly one, and not a PB course. But the senery sure makes up for that. The Ice cream van is after a steepish hill at mile 20ish, I will have a tenner tucked away, and may just treat myself to a moral boosting ice cream and walk. But my advice is be prepared for a bit of walking.
@Vellooo I knew I would be proved wrong , however I would never entre a gender spesific race, The thing I love about our sport, is apart from the ellite races, we can all compeatt together regardless of gendre, relegion or race. Do agree about the Daily Mail's pathetic attempt of bad mouthing celebs doing marathons.
@Roball, its a shame your collegues feel that way, as the parkrun is great run out for all levels. I must admit to trying to catch the person in front close to the finish male or female, but thats racing.
We have been discussing on a facebook running wall Kathrine Switzer and the prejudice that she endured at the 1967 Boston Marathon, and how far the world has moved on since. The discussion then moved onto how many women only events there are such as the race for life. Now my questions are why and is this reverse sexism?
I don't think its due to skill levels, the majority of women I run with are far better runners than I am or will ever be. Can't see being due embarrassment, as the Parkruns are well attended, and events are not carried out under cover. I only ask as I would love to run the Race For Life for personal reasons, but as a man it seems I am not allowed, if it was the other way round it would be news in the Daily Mail Will be interesting to see your thoughts.