I did the 5k at 8.35am instead of the 10k. I chose the 5km because of the early start and that there were only around 100 runners I think. The huge amount of runners in the 10km did put me off entering that race. £25 for a 5k was expensive but I ran round on empty roads on Victoria Embankment up to Big Ben over Westminster Bridge and around the Square and up Whitehall past Downing Street. Got cheered on all the way round and was a strange experience having lots of people looking at you and taking photos running on your own past Big Ben. One gripe was the roads hadn't been shut to cyclists and I almost got cut up by a idiot on his bike running into Whitehall from Westminster Sq. One highlight was I saw the 1982 London Marathon winner Hugh Jones at a hairpin on Victoria Street.
Did my first Elmore 7 on Saturday. Bit of a soggy start and at the start around long grassed field car park definetly tells you this will be a different race. 1st mile on nice undualting road and then it hits you. You turn off into a rollercoaster of steep ups and down country lanes and with the high hedges sheltering the roads from any breeze it was like a sauna. The Hills were leg sapping I can tell you but downhill bits let you recover just a bit. Last 3 miles back on kinder roads and big crowd to cheer you home for your medal. Great race well organised, marshalled and and will do next year. Oh and saw Kate Moss at the fair :-)