But world cross-country champion Radcliffe says she has learnt from those experiences and has come back a better athlete.
For one thing, cheap travel will become a thing of the past - goodbye backpacking trips to Bali and cross-country road trips.
In the nineties, the British rail network was broken up and he took on responsibility for a couple of cross-country lines.
Using information culled from her cross-country team of field reps, she can instantly determine what the market is like in virtually any city.
It already runs a cross-country route as well as the west coast mainline to Glasgow.
For example, here's a handy little guide I made for you to reference before embarking on any tedious cross-country road trip.
The President was back in the state where he spent that fateful morning, before being flown off on a zig-zag cross-country journey which finally took him back to Washington.
The town has been busy this summer making preparations for cross-country skiing.
He travelled on the motorway rather than taking a cross-country route.
I know that much of my own coaching time is absorbed in training youths for cross-country , fell-racing and middle distance track.