Love a bit of run chat - will add a UK flavour to the thread
What kind of running do you do?
Right now, strictly urban and longer jaunts along the coast. Love getting in to the hills but can’t really justify it as ‘essential travel’ right now.
Any recommended runs / races?
The Dramathon in the Scottish Highlands is class. 26 miles through stunning landscapes, passing through a handful of distilleries (nothing like a lung full of distillery air), and a goodie bag of nine whisky miniatures at the finish line. Best race I’ve done and headed back this year (for the ‘Half Dram’ this time - want to slow up and enjoy the experience a little more this time round, maybe even neck a miniature on the start line like some hard folks were last year)!
Great North Run in Newcastle is a good time; a band at every mile marker and what seems like the entirety of NE England out to support along the course. I ran the Harris Half last July (sadly cancelled this year), part of a series called the HEB3 which I hope to do one day - running three of the five Hebridean HM’s (Stornoway, Benbecula, Skye, Barra, Harris).
If we’re making recommendations against races, avoid the Edinburgh Marathon. An out-and-back course that’s (mostly) not even in Edinburgh, and very dull.
Any post-quarantine run-related plans?
Training for my first ultra in Northern Ireland in September and keeping everything crossed it’ll actually happen. Planning a few getaways for training runs along some English/Scottish coastlines. Mostly excited to get back together with my running club and sink some beers though, if I’m entirely honest!