I'll use Cardiff Half Marathon as an example. I ran it in 1997 but it seems every year since hotels have jacked their prices up to extortionate levels. I guess people can argue supply and demand but it seems to be taking the mickey on a pretty high scale for the Premier Inn, for example, to be charging £185 the night before the half marathon, more than double the cost of the previous weekend. I'm sure it must be putting people off and I notice that the race only recently sold out for this year when previously you'd have expected general entries to be gone long before. Cardiff is not unique and it's putting me off doing races around the country. Anyone else?