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Race Fees

Posted: 23/01/2017 at 23:12

The British 10K seems to have been taken over by Virgin Sport. No price for it yet but Virgin are also taking over the Hackney Half this year, which currently costs £48 to enter, rising to £58 after March 1. Oh, and they are not called races any more, they are 'festivals'.

should I cover up in the winter?

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 19:59

It's horses for courses really. I wouldn't contemplate going out in a vest and shorts at the moment as I like to be warm and a couple of layers of clothing doesn't bother me, even during faster runs. Also, I think it makes the spring/summer easier to adapt to. If you're used to a vest and shorts all year round, you have no extra layers to strip off when the temperature rises.

Age Bands in Races

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 18:26

Simon, that doesn't sound like a good decision to me either. I think men and women should both become vets at 40.

Seren, I was referring to the organisers of county events, who don't seem to like changing the established ways of doing things. Women over 55 is the top category in our league, so any female of 64 (or older) will be competing with 55 year olds, as Yvonne says. They could argue that not enough older women compete, but perhaps that's because they are put off by the age categories.

Age Bands in Races

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 13:07

And then there's always the question of good for age times being arguably easier to achieve for women. You win some you lose some.

Age Bands in Races

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 23:48

I've always thought the categories should be the same. It seems like an antiquated system. Why should women become veterans at 35 but men at 40? That suggests women age faster, which is clearly not the case. And at the other end of the scale, too, it should be equal, otherwise more mature women are at a disadvantage. When I've mentioned this to race organisers however, they just say that how it's always been done. If you follow that reasoning to its logical conclusion, though, women still wouldn't be allowed to run marathons. 

Achilles tendinopathy trial looking for participants

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 23:13

Thanks very much for flagging that up, Raquel. I've booked to go in next week.

Anyone running in Mizuno Inspire 12s after running in the 11

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 15:03

I went from the 11s to the Sayonaras, They took a bit of getting used to but I like them.

Anyone running in Mizuno Inspire 12s after running in the 11

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 23:01

I'm not in exactly the same position but I do have a pair of 11s that are pretty old now. I've been thinking of buying some 12s but after reading your post I'm not so sure. I certainly don't want anything heavier or bulkier. Maybe another pair of 11s is the answer..?

recovering from a bad marathon

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 16:47

I had a disappointing run at London this year and have also found it harder to recover from than previously. As far as I know I didn't have a bug. Perhaps it's got something to do with the amount of effort needed if you're not having a good day. Whereas if everything's coming together nicely, maybe that's less stressful on your body (and your mind).

Lacking Motivation DURING a race

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 10:56

Or you could tell yourself the quicker you go, the sooner it's all over with. Walking is just prolonging the agony.

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