Thanks Rockin. Maybe I'm being a bit harsh in that case. I can't begin to imagine what sort of time and effort goes into the organisation of these events, so I don't want to be unduly critical. I did enjoy the race, despite comparing it unfavourably to Tatton.
I'm always willing to support local events and grateful to have another half marathon on my doorstep, but I found this event to be a significant backward step on last years Tatton Half Marathon. Tatton was better attended, better supported and had bags more atmosphere, not to mention chip timing!
For me, Tatton was to be a permanent fixture slotting in nicely with my other regular, the Wilmslow HM in March.
Why change a winning formula?
The route was pretty and I enjoy running in the cool and wet, so no complaints there, but this felt like one of my Sunday training runs.
The T shirt is the nicest coloured shirt I have ever had and, with the exception of the start, organisation was good and friendly.
Still haven't managed to track down the results, which is frustrating. Can anyone help?
Have made the transition to mid foot over the last 12 months and I love the way my feet now feel stronger. I was suffering with tendonitis and plantar fasciitus (apologies for spelling), but now distant memories. Occasional shin pain and tight calves means I'm constantly trying to improve technique. Low profile running shoes (Kinvaras in my case) certainly help. I just can't run anymore in heavy high heelers which feel like lead weights. So take the plunge and work on it.