I love the idea of beer en route - but I'll be very glad of a friendly wave
Do people really run while on their phones? Headphones are distracting enough without trying to have a conversation with an invisible person! If someone had a bluetooth headset, they'd be easily spotted - the wide berth around the person having an animated conversation with themselves would be noticeable.
This is such a brilliant idea, credit to you gals and guys - I think it's too late (?) to say "count me in too!" but I look forward to seeing the banner and smiling happy people over at mile 17.
Slightly off-topic, but I was wondering if anyone with local knowledge would be able to suggest a vantage point for my other half and our 3 year old (and the little 20+ week old bump that mum is carrying) somewhere between miles 13 and 17 along the course? They've got to get from King's Cross station in the morning over to somewhere along the course (to tell me to hurry up!), and back again fairly quickly - but I've not really much of a clue as to how accessible the course is from a lot of the LDR stops along the way, or how crowded each point will be.
Thank you for any and all advice - always appreciated on here!
It'll be a fine run - just take it really easy for the first 10 miles? Cougie's suggestion of a walking break through the drinks station is very sensible - might also be sensible to move away from the station after collecting a drink? 'Spose if you're not really hurting by then, you could try to pick it up a bit at the end. A couple of years ago I ran the Great Scottish Run without having done more than 11k running in the previous couple of months - I recall it being a bit sore after 9 miles (set off too fast as usual), but still made it round and really enjoyed it nonetheless. My running is nothing special, so if you're looking for supporting evidence to run, there's +1
If it's aimed at teenagers then they could've used more than one teenager in the advert. To my mind, it's still following the same "preoccupied with how I look" thought process that pervades many women's lives and stops them from doing / wearing a great number of things, but realistically it's probably more effective to engage with the audience in that way, and demonstrate women who are appearing to be happy with how they are looking than to try and tell someone in 90 seconds that it doesn't matter what their body looks like when they are active, it's all about what it can do for them. Don't think anyone's mode of thinking is going to change after watching an ad, but if it can kickstart them into doing the activities that might make them change the way they think about their bodies, then it's about as good as it is going to get?