does anyone know why it is!
You attend an event, having put in the training, only to be faced with
a route, that where I live is rarely flat, & sometimes the lack of planning & awareness - of what people of all ages, are having to proceed
Running downhill puts much pressure on the knees , & it is more difficult to run really fast, uphill the pace drops & heartbeat climbs
making P.B.'s really hard.
The people that plan these events are doing very well in a lot of ares
but should realise that in a "mixed" field everybody is not of the same standard