Posted: 19/10/2016 at 12:27
Enjoy watching London but it's definitely not for me.... waaaaaay too crowded, too noisy, London itself doesn't appeal and the entry process is just hassle.
Have ran Dublin as a city marathon but otherwise have only ran Loch Ness, (about 4000 runners), Lochaber (now defunct club race 300 runners max), Cape Wrath (about 50 runners, and a wee boat trip) - all road races, although you are lucky to see any traffic in CW..., Fort William (part road/trail, less than 400 runners), Glencoe (twice), off road, tough course 600 runners... and a few Ultras, all off road. Cape Wrath especially, you can be very alone for quite some time!! Plus I like to just enter and train... none of this entry costing a bomb, having to raise a fortune or ballot stuff. Much prefer the simple life with epic scenery.... but whatever floats your boat... the litter is also much much less of an issue as especially on Ultras we are encouraged not to throw any and often very very little is dropped.... happy days!!