Last year I made the decision not to pay more then £1 per mile - it's quite hard, you have to look around for nice local races, and I've been an enthusiastic supporter of my friends who have paid to enter big name races, which is rewarding in its own way; but I've raced in some beautiful countryside and been fed cake, sandwiches and tea for free in the village hall afterwards on numerous occasions.Who needs another crappy tshirt that my husband ends up wearing to work 'cos it's one size and therefore enormous on me!
My best so far was the Tregaron Half Marathon in mid Wales in Feb - £8 inc a woolly hat and free Stew and tea in the rugby club whuile watching the 6Nations match!
I was planning on shorts as I have been trying to address the tan lines that i got burnt onto me in a marathon in april 2011,(having trained all winter in the snow),which mean I look like I'm permanently wearing gravy coloured calf supports, but red spotty rash thighs probably aren't any more attractive
Thanks DS, I'm just hoping to enjoy the day, I've done as much as I can, it's mainly down to the weather now!
GB - perhaps the "Now" magazine has good advice for you - organising this is probably as close as you'll ever come to giving birth yourself! From what I've seen you've really made an effort to think of things from the runner's point of view,it's all looking great x