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I found doing a couple of races with an-off road component (either partial or fully) a real eye opener. I loved them. It was a really nice change from road running and I think most members of the public are familiar with cross-country running having participated in it (willingly or otherwise!) at school so the money raising angle may still be there. I can strongly recommend the Apperley Quarter Marathon for this. It's a nice distance, the other runners were great and the whole village lines the streets in support!
I can understand wanting to do the more well-known races. I'm doing the great south run this year to try to beat the time my mum got 20-odd years ago!
There is nothing wrong, if you like these big events, but you seem to imply, this is only counting. The size of Women Purple Leather Shoulder bags
There is nothing wrong,ifyoulike thesebigevents,but youseem to imply,thisisonlycounting.
Avoid GNR..Too cramped, i started in Zone E a few years ago. Within the first mile, i ran past a walking pantomine horse. Lots of people stopping/starting.
Spent 13.1 miles Zig-Zagging past everyone.
Is the OP Danny Dyer?
After spectating my fiancee running the GNR it put me off ever entering that race. Far too busy and not a good experience at all. It almost put me off running London but it was a childhood ambition and I'm going to keep trying for it.
These "proper" big races seem to be charity drunk now, club runners are disregarded on the whole, which is a shame.
I prefer the smaller local races with around 500 people running. Always find familiar faces and they cost a tenner at most
Having just done Jersey this year I would recommend it, lovely event and a wonderful course.
I used to love in Jersey actualy, I was there 2 weeks ago, been over twice this year already as got family there. The Jersey marathon is one i plan to do yes.