I’m running virtually. I had hopes it might keep me motivated, but hasn’t worked that well.
Downloaded the app yesterday which you are supposed to record your run with, however, there is a suggestion to also record on watch or strava as a backup. You will apparently be able to upload your run afterwards if the app fails (can’t see anything in the app for this yet). No idea if it tries to confirm whether you are actually running or not (accelerometer checks for example).
They’ve sent out numbers to wear during your run and the BBC are requesting pics/videos. I guess that might break up the monotony of the elites doing loop of St James park.
Will be “interesting” after 20 miles to see if I can muster the motivation to push on without other runners. Hoping to convince my daughter to ride round and hand me lucozade/gels etc…but the weather looks a bit crap so doubt she’ll be keen.