omg please stop posting pictures of feet......
For the record I've always used adidas salvation but last year I stopped as the build went down a steep hill. Poor cuts backs. I changed to brooks and pb'd at London. The boost remind me of the Nike Luna.
Park at hare n hound pub. J3 m65 abby village. Go down path along ressi and into ronaldsworth woods. Just run along paths you'll soon hit 5-8mile. You can't get lost, there's a road runs all the way round. Tons of people walking and even some guys playing camelot with swords etc. When you find your way around its 5mile to the tower from the pub. It'll be a few week before I'm back there.
Yes there is a map and sheet with directions on but there's no need to flap. It's more a case of , turn left at post box follow path to farmers gate and go through , across field right at farm house etc.
You should join a club it'll get your times down. I run with the harriers but there's no pressure to run or race with them. I train alone as I'm to tight to pay for a track pass. I say tight but I'm already a member of a gym so I use their treadmills. In summer I join in with the fell runners and do a few fell runs/races, makes a nice change. In winter they train around w-l-d ,you can join in on a thurs eve and see if it's for you?? Give me a shout and I'll come along..
Don't think I'll be fit for the 17th, it'll be dec before I'm ready. But yeah let me know when you're down there and shout if you see me running.