Marcus - welcome! You have great speed over shorter distances but you are probably right to set your sights a bit conservatively for your first marathon, as there are a lot of unknowns. I've not used the RW schedules but to be honest as long as it has a good mix of sessions (tempo, intervals, long runs) it's probably as good as any other for a first one. If you don't win the competition, which marathon will you do?
Daren - I was thinking about Great Bentley...do you know what the course is like? I haven't quite decided whether to put a HM in before London but if I do then that one might work.
No running for me today. Yesterday was an easy 8.5.
Minni - I reckon they just copy & pasted that bit from last year. Given they are showing the vote count it's going to look really strange if the one with the most votes doesn't get the Paris gig. They'd be under pressure to explain themselves and the voters would just realise their vote didn't really mean much. Mind you, now it's coming down to who makes the most use of social media, which is one reason I would never win it!
Malcs - you have my vote....and I hope you smash the 3.30 target