Events are getting silly prices, mainly down to councils trying to make more and more money from it and crazy agendas on the grounds of making it safe and putting in a barrier costs 1k
Here in Northern Ireland, the PSNI has passed the cost of policing the closed roads onto race organisers which then get passed onto the runners. Typically the Belfast Marathon would always have been on the May Day holiday but it is now been moved to the day before because the policing is cheaper!Spangly
I have no idea why should cost so much to close off roads, it is pathetic. No one needs paying off apart from the people who write the letter that the road is going to be closed.
I might go for that Grizedale one next year if i'm remotely fit. I've walked and biked around there so many times but never thought of running there.It's one of the reasons to go off road now. The Montane Grizedale marathon is £35, and loads of smaller events in the £15-£20 region around.
As above, road marathons that close off a lot of roads must cause a fair bit and i'm just not willing to pay it. Although given Manchester have made the marathon a 3 lap loop, you'd think it would've saved a lot from that!
I would love to do Grizedale half marathon but I would probably need at least 12 months of hardcore dedicated running training before attempting something like that.
What kind of elevation gain are we talking about here?
How do you breath?
I've just discovered you can breath through your chest....
It took me a moment to get what you were meaning here. I was initially thought this was some sort of running equivalent of having gills
I guess you mean "using you chest", not literally through your chest.