it was a good run. about 1700 people entered, so were doing OTD entries. from my perspective, very well run, with the only -ve being time taken in getting bags back from bag drop at end. marshalls were very efficient, with no queuing for goody bags etc. course was about as flat as they could get it in caerphilly. a few small hills (you run up and down the 2 'worst' ones) and some shallow gradients. good spectator support for what could've been a pretty miserable day but the rain did hold off. decent goody bag considering how cheap the entry was - event dated nylon drawstring kit bag containing event water bottle, energy gel, nutri grain bar, pen, event wristband, medal and various money off vouchers etc. bananas and water at end of run with water station at just under 1/2 way.
plenty of space at start/finish with commentary, timing clocks, loads of marquees for changing / registration etc, bikes & rowers for warming up as well as an instructor led group warm up session for those that don't have their own pre-race preparations.
results were online by about 2pm.
big round of applause to CC for a very slick event.
thanks guys. while out running this morning, figured a piece of tyvek paper or tyvek wristband with details written on it and attached to either the heart monitor chest strap (i always run or cycle with heart monitor / gps watch) or onto the laces of my daps (similar to chip races)
i do have dogtags with basic details on from when we had dogtag extreme sport insurance, but these rely on web lookup to get anything beyond a name and probably not valid now i no longer want to pay the stupidly high premiums they now charge.
will check out the various id thingies suggested. thanks!
i've been running for about 8 months or so now, with a 50/50 split between solo and group / event running. i'm quite conscious of the fact that when out on my tod that i don't carry any obvious ID on me.
what do people recommend? i'd prefer something simple that doesn't require a phone call or web lookup to get the info, is waterproof, is cheap and ideally a wristband. any suggestions?
sorry for resurecting an old thread, was looking for a review of the book "natural running"....
i've been running in VFF's for about 6 months now and saw the skeletoes in a sports shop about 3 months ago. i only got as far as picking them up, but was instantly turned off by how inflexible the sole was compared to the VFF's. there also appeared to be considerably more padding in the skelies. the one thing i love about the VFF's is the feedback your feet get from the ground. sure, i didn't get chance to try the skels (they were the wrong size) but the thickness and stiffness of the sole gave me the impression that i wouldn't get the same feedback. i therefore concluded that spending money on them would probably be a fools errand as i've already found the daps for me.
i'd be interested to know if anyone else has tried them or better still, can compare them to VFF's etc.