After the Sheffield Half Marathon yesterday, even if you had a disappointing run like me you might be thinking of your next one. Anyone thinking of the Great North Run 2012 half marathon in Newcastle (September)? I'm interested because it's live on BBC and the biggest half marathon in the world. Never been up to Newcastle either and I hear it's a nice city.
I partly ask too because I am volunteering at St John Ambulance HQ atm (I'm a ex-Sheffielder living in London) and I've ended up getting involved in the events team. We have some places left for the Great North Run and I am thinking of running it myself now for SJA
Don't want this to come as promotion (are the rules looser for charities?) - there are other charities available.
SJA link is here - http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/support-us...north-run.aspx
So yeah, anyone running it already? Anyone thinking about it? I was kinda disappointed in the organisation yesterday - like no water at the start and then having to queue for water on the actual course which just interrupts your running, seemed a little dangerous considering the heat. Not sure if anyone has experience of the Great North Run? Guessing this run will be super organised!?!? Although to be fair, until last couple of years the Sheffield Half Marathon and 10k seemed better organised.
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