Well done to everyone who ran PBs today. Sub 2:45 for MG15 is an amazing result and Dachs is in a different league. I am sure without the nasty headwind you would have a 2:3x time to your name.
Great run Jamie - was this your first marathon? If so I am sure there is lots more to come.
Today was not ideal running conditions with the mix of rain, wind, sun and mud but it certainly was a great race with superb marshals. The shower at the end was blissfull - I hope everyone managed to get pipping hot water.
I ran 3:01. Which I was happy with considering I was only able to get 4 weeks of run training before the marathon. I had thought I was going to run sub 3 up until about 23 miles then after a losing 15s decided to just try and enjoy the last few miles - pretty sure I didn't enjoy them though!
The industrial estate would be good as they could sit in car and get out just before you arrived. The estate is pretty dull and never many supporters until you get to the fetch water station - which is usually very loud!!!
Sounds like everyone is getting excited. I am sure those with niggles will be OK and the odd ache or pain will be forgotten once the race starts.... We will all be grumbling when climbing the steps at the end to get a tea and biscuit!
I am sure all first timers have been given loads of advice so the only thing I want to add is to make sure you take it easy for the first half at least. It feel so easy at the start but the last few miles can be tough . most importantly have fun!!