Well done to everyone who completed GNR 2013 and in some fab times too. I am so gutted to have missed it this year. Especially at have come up to South Shields on the Thursday and go out for a small recovery run. But alas, I woke up Sunday morning at 5.45 with a sore throat, cough and feeling pretty under the weather. Not feeling the usual all excited and nervous. I got up, had a shower, got some food, but alas, still didn't feel good. So took the decision not to risk it and quite glad I didn't but still gutted to have missed it. Now on the train home feeling a bit fed up still but at least I did get to view the wonderful red arrows from the hotel.
Still there is next year which will be 10 years since i did my first one. I would also have been my 10th one but not being able to do it this year has buggered that up. Well, just need to be fit for Great Eastern in a few weeks time. Well done again everyone.
I agree with what has been said regarding the £48 entry fee. It is expensive, however, no one is forcing you to run in the race so if you don't wish to pay the entry free then don't run. It's as simple as that. I will be running again, purely because I love the race, love the atmosphere and I make a weekend of it. Just booked my room in South Shields. Yay!
Regarding the ballot. I have entered in this four times and was successful twice so I guess you can argue that the success rate is 50%. I am sure it isn't in reality but it has been for me . I've signed up for 3 years, so this is my second of three.