We had the following letter in from a read and would like to know your thoughts:
I am one of many thousands who did not get into the Virgin London Marathon. While I agree that charities should be represented at iconic events, there are far too many places which come with very hefty fund-raising targets. There comes a time, particularly in the current economic climate, where runners can't keep tapping up the same family, friends, work colleagues and pub locals for money. I have done a lot for charity over the years and refuse to feel like I should be held to ransom by a fundraiser target. I think there should be a strict limit on the places taken by charities and celebrities; although these help raise the profile of the charity and the race, they deprive ordinary runners of a chance to race. Running is a fantastic sport and those who participate for the sheer joy of running should have greater opportunities to take part. Wish me luck next year, when I enter my third consecutive VLM ballot.
We are sorry for these issues but the reason the entry wasn't working was because the original closing date set by race organisers was as the above post states and unfortunatly we didn't see the extension request until it was too late as we are low on staff this week.
Hi all, we're after some feedback for the mag, please see below from Adrian and get in touch...
Have you come back from a severe injury or re-discovered your running mojo?
We are putting together a piece for RW on making a comeback to running after a lay off from it and wondered if any of you might be able to help.
We are keen to hear from any runners (male/female, any age, must be UK based) who have had to take a break from running because of a serious running-related injury.
And we also want to hear from any of you who have simply lost your running mojo but have recently discovered your passion for running again. Maybe you started entering more races, joined a club, ran for a charity or tweaked your runs to make them more interesting. If that sounds like you and you want to share how you got your love of running back, please contact me.
If you would like to email me directly I can explain a little bit more about this article.
We had the below letter in from a reader, can you help?
I love it when my next issue of Runners World lands on the door mat, and reading your article on 'tying the knot' raised a big question, and I wonder if you guys at Runners World can help? Where do us single runners go to find other like minded single runners? The running club romance is a lovely story, but what if all your running buddies have already happily tied the knot?? I am sure the days of the 'lonely heart' column has become dated, but is there a platform whereby those looking to seek a like minded lycra clad special friend can go? Can Runners world play cupid in the future? - Anon