Redders - they've got water pouches at Brighton Mara next year and I'm very unimpressed by the idea. They sound a nightmare and I'm sceptical they will reseal when you're sweaty and a mess. Do you think practicing with capri sun pouches will work?
Excellent weekend racing folks, and GNR was also really good for us spectators - I was screaming myself hoarse for Mo at the end. I will not understand why people say athletics is boring. Carrot you're looking in ridiculously good shape for Amsterdam. And you now have a championship entry for London if you want to miss that rabble on the Green start!
I'm really surprised anyone is starting a thread to rave about this.
OK it's mass participation and very gimmicky, so maybe you have to go into it expecting it to be a bit rubbish. But the bottle neck at the barracks was predictable and not acceptable. People weren't actually at stand still when I went through, but based on twitter lots weren't so lucky.
Mile markers are often just indicative, but they seemed particularly laid back about where they put them.
As the only race that actively encourages people to wear headphones I found it unbelievable that they also had motorbikes weaving around the runners (including on a narrow footpath) to take photos.
It's a bloody expensive race, and yet the drinks sponsor was selling drinks at the start, not giving them away.
I wasn't that bothered about the race pack arriving so late, but I understand that's because they only got their license from Greenwich council about a week before. I'm not sure why they were so disorganised.
And I've not raced for a while, but surely it's not normal for people to take selfies mid-race?
Oh well, it confirmed for me that I don't like this kind of event.
KFC I'm on pre-holiday overtime at work so doubt I could make it for 7 tomorrow, but I think I'll come for a taster when I'm back from my hols. Is it just a group run on Thursdays?
Still cross training madly in between some progressively longer runs. Not sure how to approach pacing for my half in Sept: I'm thinking either take it easy from the off and just enjoy wearing a number again, or do a 5k beforehand to give me something realistic but stretching to aim towards?