Posted: 11/04/2016 at 15:56
FRC - nice to chat to before and a bit during Manchester yesterday. You did well considering you had run 90k the week before. I did 3.30 in the end which was fine and also chatted to a few others on route. And Mr K, I think that was probably me with the 3 badges on the back of my vest. Its certainly a talking point when people pass me.
Well done on everyone else this weekend, sounds like we are all coming along nicely.
But the organisation at manchester was shocking. The car parking had no directions telling you which car park to drive to meaning one HUGE queue of cars. Then dropping the bags off was terrible. 5000 bags basically being thrown into a small garage, you were left wondering if you would see your bag ever again. There seemed to be no obvious start line apart from the mat on the floor and the least said about the baggage fiasco at the end the better. I had to wait for 1 hour 20 minutes but at least i got my bag back. I dread to think how long some people would have stood waiting, probably 2 hours +. Thank god it wasnt raining otherwise many people would have been hopsitalised with hyperthermia. The race was fine however and these issues didn't affect my run, just leaves a bad taste in the mouth after. Would recommend to anyone NOT to run this race in the future!!!
Right, rant over