So running seems to be a sport where money buys you great trainers (apparently you need like 3 pairs?!) miracle-inducing sports nutrition, over-priced earphones and sparkly lycra leggings. That hurt my bank account enough. Entering races for £15 seemed extortionate.
Then..I tried triathlon. Oh dear lord. Money buys it all. Speed, popularity, attractiveness. Sorry but if a bike costs £4000 I would expect it to be bloody rocket fuelled, and a wetsuit costing £200 meeds to do the swimming for me.
When discussing entering a qualifier triathlon in September I am going to have a bash at, my coach said 'be prepared for lots of girls with lots of shiny equipment'
What is this!? Some sort of peacock type display of money and hierarchy!?
I suppose there are many arguments for and against this, and right now I will brew over them while I run (in my £90 new trainers) and get back to you later. X