Today I spent ?80 on a pair of trainers. Don't worry I haven't become bling obsessed, I'm just treating myself to something a little more practical than my ageing 4x4 Silver Shadows. I went to Up & Running where the nice lady spent about 45 minutes trying various shoes and analysing my gait on the in store treadmill. My first impressions are good however I need to wear the shoes in for a while before my first short run. Hopefully I shall be shaving minutes of my race time now I'm properly equipped.
I have come to the conclusion however that despite running not being my favourite activity its probably worth keeping it up after the race. It certainly cheaper than going to the Gym.