10 last minute, not so obvious tips for the London Marathon

Here are my last minute, not so obvious tips for your big day! 1. The Expo is great, absolutely great but get in and get out! It’s energy zapping, go back and enjoy the expo on a year you are not running! No talk is going to make a difference the day before! 2. Pack Flip flops in your bag, you’ll want to get those trainers off! 3. Agree a meeting place that is not under your letter at official horse guards parade meeting point! The crowds from the end of the bag drop to your letter are crazy (stay left or straight on is my advice!) 4. Try and get a late check out in your hotel if only staying the Sat night so you can go back after the run. 5. Check with hotel that you have a bath in room,

Cardiff parkrun insights - Llandaff Fields

After yesterday's Cardiff parkrun there was a lot of chat about how hard the "alternative alternate" course was - there are 3 courses we use at Cardiff parkrun, and yesterday's was at Llandaff Fields - it's the course we use the most infrequent! I did compare all three last year in a blog post which you can read here, but after all the chat yesterday about how hard the course was I thought I'd compare last week's at Blackweir to this week's at Llandaff Fields. Attendance Blackweir (6th April) - 823 Llandaff Fields (14th April) - 720 This follows the trend from the previous analysis, it certainly seems like we are creatures of habit, and don't like change! Interestingly the run was due to

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