Please could you give me some advise..... First marathon and basically I am a bag of nerves! I am starting to panic about everything. Could you lovely people help me with one thing... I know the mag says that you need to go to Victoria, Charing Cross or Wateloo east to get to the start (I am Blue) but i am coming from Pontoon Dock on the DLR as that is where are hotel is. The route planner on Google says to go to Woolwich Arsenal... Can I do this or do I have to travel to one of the other 3 to go to Blackheath?
I think a trip to the running shop to look at socks is on the cards for me. I also think it might be the way I am running, I think I have funny shape toes and they rub together!! I am going to sign up for Cardiff so there is plenty of time for me to try different things. Thanks for the ideas, going to try all these out. I wont give up the running as Sunday was one of my proudest days!!
I feel your pain. I ran my first half on sunday (Reading Half Marathon) and managed to come away with no injuries apart from some lovely blisters on both my big toes and the loss of 2 toe nails which is causing me so much pain at the moment, especially wearing shoes I have had my trainers looked at and wearing the right ones for me and the right size. Now I need to look at my socks and will look at how I lace up my shoes. I really want to carry on with running and already want to sign up for another half marathon but need to get my toes sorted out!