This is really slow and mirrors mine pre-Simvastatin tabs. My all time low when felt ok was 33. And i did a question on here some time ago and nobody had as low as mine at the time(about 37). So i reckon something is up unless you have been doing 100 miles a week running for some time or an ex-Tour De France cyclist. So you must get checked out i guess by a Cardiologist. And what i mean is a MRI scan and this will tell if the Heart is large(not just the muscle wall). I guess you have the same problem as me-any colds when inactive? Your chest pain would seem to indicate that all is not well even at the high end, i know mine isn't either as last summer quite often had to get a chair quick after a cycle Time Trial.
This is an interesting thread, but as a race director I do think that some people’s expectations are a little unreasonable. So let me turn it around and ask what you think is a reasonable profit per runner for an event to make? £1, £2, £5? Should this vary depending on size of race, and whether it’s a club event, a charity event or a commercial race?
None actually, you should be in it for the sport. If your idea is to make profit, i say go elsewhere-preferably in the city working for an investment bank. You should aim to break even, as no one wants to be out of pocket. This is a difficult job as you don't know how many entries you will get and some costs are the same as they are one off fees not related to numbers(such as the hall cost and Policing etc). So i would say budget for a minimum level of entries and if you get more you get a profit. Don't budget for a profit but you may well get one.
In the case of Charities, i just wish they would go elsewhere but if we have to have them-by all means put a sponsorship form in with the details but don't bump up the cost.
Some years ago, i had an exchange of e-mails about this subject and i said that England Athletics should take action. Because you can pay anything up to a fortune for a race and basically you get the same things. Why is it that you can pay £10 or £30, what is the difference?
But i gave up as i got nowhere and actually nowhere with my running club when i said on their forums that we shouldn't charge what we do charge because actually we have enough money in the bank. But what they were afraid of, i think was surplus of entries. So this is the problem, runners don't care how much they pay. I'm a cyclist as well and look at Time Trials cost compared to running cost. A few years back i recall that it was £5 for a Time Trial and £7 for a 10k/10m/half Marathon on average. I bracket all these races together because there was no price difference to speak of back then but look at the situation now, you may get a 10k for less than £10 but never a half. I don't know why as they have mainly the same overheads-you need a hall and some police involvement at both. But now its perhaps £8 for a time trial and you could get a 10k for £10-£12 i imagine but more like £20 upwards for a half.
Here are my limits and i won't pay any more than this-so this is the top price they should be to attract my entry. In effect it is a boycott by me of any expensive races.:
1/2 Marathon £15
I once again call on England Athletics to take control of their sport and lay down entry fee levels because people are making money out of us(and yes, charities as well) and now Running clubs(some) are doing likewise(not my running club i hasten to add). How do we stop them if its not through the governing body, but i have a feeling they only want the levy. They also told me by e-mail there is no drug testing in road running, its too expensive. Well how come Cycling Time Trials do drug testing every year.