As I plan to complete a marathon this May, I saw no problem with entering the ballot for the Royal Parks half marathon in October. Both my partner and I were then granted a place.
He is probably not going to take up his place, but I still need to decide. Before tomorrow.
I know it is a highly praised race/run and that thousands hope for a place each year, so I am lucky in that I was granted one, but it is 16,000 people. 16,000! I have never been anywhere near that number of competitors in a race and probably won’t until then (if I do it).
There is also the thought of trekking up to London via train at stupid o’clock (am used to driving places now) and just being in that large a crowd, not even counting the supporters!
But it looks like a lovely route. I have only heard good things about it. I may never get a place again…
So, any one run this? Any pros/cons/considerations for me to deliberate about until I either do or do not confirm my place?
Please vote and give any comments/opinions please!