Just seen a post on facebook from Milton Keynes Marathon about wearing MP3 palyers in races. I had read in Runners World that this was a reason for disqualification in any UKA race, but this is NOT CORRECT. I was worried (thanks RW!) but now am confused. The decision is up to the race organisers but what if they don't publish their rules not all do. Anyone out there ever had any trouble in races when wearing an MP3 player - I do love my tunes!
I would agree running clubs can provide great support, even if you can't get to the scheduled sessions you will meet people who you can then hook up with for training. I'm also doing Milton Keynes 2013 and have signed up for the improvers workshop in January and all three of their organised training runs, I don't like doing too many races as part of training so hoping these runs will be less competitive but still get me to cover the distances.