I'll join in on this now- hadn't spotted my email so found out when I looked at my credit card statement. Oops. Am going to book my accomodation at the weekend, think I'm just going to have to accept it will be overpriced. My brother did it in 2005 and ended up camping as he left it so late! Apparently it was a really good atsmosphere, but it wouldn't be my choice of pre-race prep
I was also going to do Preston 10, but unfortunately have managed to hurt my foot 10 (in a non-running related incident). I rested it for a week, and did a slow parkrun on Saturday during which I decided I definitely would not be ready to race on Sunday and I'm now on full rest again as it was pretty painful. Really frustrating as I had been running well in October, but these things happen. I'm tailrunning at parkrun on Saturday so I'll see how that goes. I'd also just got information about joining a running club to help keep me motivated in the dark evenings, but obviously that is hold now too.
Like Dvjj I was going to suggesting asking family/friends. I have already decided that if I ever do a full marathon I will do it for a local organisation that provided support for a family friend with a rare cancer that she has had a couple of times 20 years apart (and is currently recovering from second bout, but is doing ok). She mentioned it to me a while ago that if ever I wanted to run for a charity that it is one very close to her heart so that is good enough for me. I also know that the rest of the group of friends would be generous because of this link.