Just watching the GNR and a few points come to mind. I googled prize money but strangely can't find anything, I'm sure its there if I was a bit more laptop literate, but why isn't it freely available?
So how much do the elite runners get in appearance and prize money? A quick calculation on my spreadsheet says if there are 57K runners at 52quid thats about 3mil to distribute, but perhaps the funds given out to the elites come from somewhere else?
There appear to be 2 threads running (sorry, can't resist a quick pun) through the coverage, 1st the elites and 2nd the rest and their efforts to raise funds for good causes. Strange how there's no overlap, none of the elites seem to run for anyone other than themselves and the rest are all about the good causes.
If its all about the good causes, why give all that money to the elites, when it could go straight to charity or lower the entry fees?
Other than that I'm still a bit baffled why anyone would want to run down a motorway for 13 miles, but each to their own.