Monday, February 27, 2006

After weeks of indecision I've finally decided not to take up my place in this year's Great North Run.

The reasons were financial rather than physical.

I calculated that with overpriced hotels, rail fares and assorted expenses, taking part in the run was going to cost somewhere in the region of £500.

That's a hell of a lot of money for a trip to Tyneside -- especially as the general consensus seems to be that the hordes of out-of-shape fun runners clogging the roads and a finishing line in the wilderness of South Shields can make the day something of a nightmare.

For a fraction of the cost of getting to Newcastle for the Great North Run I'm signing up for the Brussels 20k -- and plan to have a pop at the Rejkjavik Half Marathon and the London Duathlon later in the year.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok you're forgiven.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't add anything useful about the marathon, but Rejkjavik is an excellent city. Had great fun when I was there last May. Just takes a bit of getting used to 24-hour daylight!

3:09 PM  

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