I know the internet is an exciting new thing, but can we please get all this hyperbole out of our systems, I don't know go for a run maybe?, and actually read what I wrote instead of jumping to worst case examples based on my initial question?
Races up to 90 minutes away.
I live a 10 minute bus ride from the start of the Abbey Dash, it's a flat route so taking into account the usual pre-race hanging around and getting baggage at the end along with an hour or so to run the race, we could be back home within three hours at the most.
But no. The internet has spoken. Because I mentioned maximum limits to how far I might want to travel and a maximum distance I might want to run (assuming the baby is happy with the distance) then I am only allowed to do races exacally 90 minutes away from home and only those which are half marathons at that.
Difference is with a long walk with his mum, he gets his nose blown, a snack, a goo goo and all the other things a kids needs over 50 minutes. Do you just stop suddenly in front of other runners when he pulls off his sock?
Nope nope and nope. I've been on enough 5-6 mile walks with my wife along with my son in his pushchair, nomally taking an hour and a half or so. No snacks needed as he's quite capable of going 5 minutes without food, toys are tied on and he's not a snotty baby.
If I'm starting from the back then there won't be many runners behind me then will there? And believe it or not in the summer you can actually have a baby go barefoot in a pushchair.
As Mrs Tumble said: Involve kids in participating in exercise (even if in a pushchair) at an early age has got to be better than just having them vegitating in front of the TV or x-box.
Oh dear. Runnin man, you are saying that I shouldn't take a baby/toddler who enjoys long walks with his mum and loves being nosy and peering around at everything on a long run? I did like the jump to conclusions you made there that I'd go straight to trying to run a half marathon with the kid when I clearly said that I'm only thinking of a 10k at this stage. I can't comment on other people's kids, but this one doesn't seem too prone to vomiting for no apparent reason either.