hotels: yeah prices compared to the week before/after are high... i've booked into the central travelodge too... so what are we all doing for dinner on friday night?
new backpack bought: salomon agile 12l - no idea how good its going to be but couldn't really justify the 'special' backpacks at twice the price, also don't know how much stuff i'll need or if i would have got away with the little 6L tesco thing that
new shoes bought: Salomon XA cross 3d 2 extremelylongname's - my road shoes soles are all too worn to run on damp grass and hills, and my speedcross 3's have way too an agressive tread and no cushioning for roads
Cliff shots: not tried that brand but have had the gatorade chews and the Gu chomps - i'm guessin' they are similar: great for eating before races in that nervous wait before the gun: release/disolve slower than gels... but are they any better than glorified jelly babies? dunno.the ones i have had were a lot stronger in taste tho.
i think you are talking about 'rain on a sunny day'?
Cheers for the reminder!
And one tip that i've been given at work: take my own waterbottle so i can skip past the more crowded areas around the water stations/refreshments. And as i have been carry my own water and gels on all my long runs - not a problem.
And it is definately worth get in touch with the organisers - thanks for the tip [sports tours say 'don't even ask us']; i'll try email and take evidence to the expo... and they can only say no...