I'm doing my first ever big event in a month's time (the Great South Run). I just wondered what everyone's tips were for big events, especially for first timers!
My main concerns are: 1) getting there smoothly 2) queues for toilets...! 3) nutrition/hydration. 4) Not a concern but arranging points for my family to see me from!
I think we may take Park & Ride or the train so we don't have to worry about traffic and parking. I just tested out a SiS energy gel today and it seemed fine, I'm not sure I really felt the benefits but I perhaps didn't feel as tired as I normally do. So I think I will take one or two on race day. And as for the toilets... well, not much I can do about that! Just have to allow plenty of time for that, I guess!
I hope everyone had a good weekend running, weather was fab for it here. Today I ran 13km, my longest ever run! Just kept it very slow and steady and I was able. 3km more to go and I will be at race distance! Although I probably won't actually get there until race day.