KK - Personal challenge for you. No matter how long this thread goes for you are not to mention the words 'train' or 'ticket' or 'reimburse'
Arghhhhhh you twat! It was actually, kk can you step in at the last minute to pace for us? Me:Yes. Them: We will get you free entry to London. Me:I already have entry through championsip and/or GFA. Them: Great, we are so pleased that you are doing this for us, send us your travelling expenses from Devon. I did and the twat in charge at the time kept asking me to put it on a formal expenses claim like I was an empolyee. Never got it back and in every other race I've paced for they've been on top of it, yeah it's RW history as me being a bit mad about it, but it's also shit. Basically I already had a GFA entry and then paced for them, which Candy said used to get the pacers a free Garmin and entry paid for? Nowt, not even my travel expenses.
Did subsequent shoes wear out or the cushioning go?
The 'local' store 9 miles away did say they'd order me a copy but if I did that I may as well have it delivered
As an aside, do all pacers run even splits and the same pace up/down hills? I have a personal pacer for Loch Ness next year (she just wants to stay 10 paces ahead of me lol).
The 'webbing' went on the top of the shoes for the other pairs. As for pacing, I was one of the pacers for the Great West recently, unfortunately I was injured and handed over to my fellow pacer to get the runners in under 1.45 (it's a half) after I kept pace for 7 miles and then couldn't take the pain in my achillies. Generally it's even splits but you factor in the hills etc... So, as a pacer my sole motive is to get people home in their dream time. It's quite an emotional thing, especially in a marathon because I'm a comfort blanket and you do feel emotional about the running goals of complete strangers, because you just do. You just do. And they respond to me in kind, there is something great about bringing people home in that experience.
tbh, even as a relative newbie I don't think I'd miss anything if I let my subscription go and learn much more from t'interweb than RW Mag.
Nice 'article' though am not sure how many people would run 1,000 miles in 1 pair of shoes but sounds like it would be expensive for you if you didn't
And as for the keen jurnos, aren't they resposible for lots of the stickies? (read lazy jurnos). But your correct, even after 18 months I rarely see something new in the mag and the amount of time I spend at the docs (carer duties) I get to read all sorts.
I still pick up the mag in Sainsburys and flick through it, and there is some good stuff in there still, but not enough for an experienced runner to feel involved in. As for the 1000 miles, yes I did it and that pair of running shoes lasted the distance, but subsequent ones didn't. I also felt that I really gave something back to RW by pacing for them as there are very few faster women pacers, but now it seems to be a job for the boys...