I've been last a few times, and it only bothered me once. I did a 5k in Alsager, and the marshalls started packing up before I passed them. They took down the signs warning cars of runners in the road, so I had to move onto the pavement to avoid being mown down by the traffic returning onto the route, and without the signage to direct me I didn't know the route, so ended up getting lost and doing an extra ½ mile or so!!! Really wasn't very happy. But otherwise, I tended to find there's a lot of camararderie at the back of the pack
I just took up running again after a 5 year or so break. I'm heading down to the running shop tomorrow for my shoes, but could do with some decent, but cheap, clothing too. I remember a few years back that Aldi did some decent running gear - does anyone know if they're still selling it? Sorry to ask on here, but it's a few miles to my nearest Aldi, and I'd rather not make a wasted trip if they don't!!
I hung up my running shoes about 3 years ago due to foot problems and not being able to find the right shoe for the job, but I want to start running again. I have a severe supination (under-pronation) and just couldn't find a shoe with enough cushioning for me - kept getting pain in the balls of my feet, with eventual numbness spreading from my toes up - nothing to do with lace tightness, I even tried it with the laces undone to same result. I tried the Sucaonay Grid Trigons (2003 version) and the Nike Air Pegasus (2004), but always felt that the cushioing was still too hard.
I'm hoping that in the 3 years I've not run, shoes will obviously have developed more, and that someone somewhere will have come up with a pair of pillows for my feet. I'm talking ultimate cushioing. So does anyone have any suggestions for me to go try on before I hit the streets again?