Probably too late now, but yes it is open when there isn't an event on. Always best to phone and check. They usually answer fairly quickly, so maybe were closed when you phoned?
Do you know about compeed? Prevents/protects most blisters. However when I got a blister on my blister despite the compeed I knew something wasn't right. The podiatrist adjusted the orthotics and I haven't had any since.
I run 30+ km per week and rarely go much faster that 12 min miles. You are faster than many I run with
Sometimes blisters appear with new orthotics, like they do with new shoes. But if they keep appearing the orthotics probably need adjusting. Call your podiatrist for advice.
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