There a piece on race pricing in this months runners world and I was really pleased to see that others are 'complaining' as well.
I have found it really hard to find my first official race because of the prices being charged. I know that things cost money but in the middle of a reccession with prices of essential bills going up and up being able to find/justify £30+ for a race is almost impossible.
Hopefully race organisers wil start getting the message once participation continues to fall.
I guess there are a few people that join with lots of great intentions post for a week or 2 then go quiet never to be heard of again.
Well for me I realised I was using this forum as a way NOT to run so taking the bit between the mouth I decieded to run instead of logging in.
The results (so far)
I've lost 2.5 stone and I'm now up to running 50 miles a week!!
I feel that I'm not using this forum as an excuse to shirk my running so hopefully I'll be around a bit more
I do have one question.... As its still warm in the evenings when I do a long run 10+ miles (Have to admitt I'm still not the fastest) I feel as if I need to carry some water but was wondering 1) what was the best way of carrying it and 2) how to pace the drinking so as not to drink it all in the first 5 miles.
Thanks to everyone that replied..... I ended up in Sports Direct and choosing a pair of (half price) New Balance shoes! UNFORTUNATELY after spending a good 10 minutes in the queue waiting to pay I gave up and left them Went up the road to a large JJB where I got 2 pairs for £55 both being at least half price
Went for my first run in them this morning and the Adidas Kanadia TR3 seem really good, very grippy.