You can only enter the start that you have been allocated, so you will need to go to your seperate areas, if you want to meet up, then the two routes join around mile 3, but it will be a bit chaotic (that said in previous years I have met friends on other starts around the 3-5 mile mark so it can happen)
time wise, it is about a 12 minute walk between the two starts, hope that helps, good luck with your race, hope you enjoy it
I am currently training for a marathon, and so have increased my mileage and started my long runs - last weekend I did a 10K hill race on saturday followed by a 20 mile training run on sunday morning
this week I have had a lot of pain in my stomach muscles, (down the middle of my stomach) I ran slowly on tuesday but have been resting for the rest of the week, incase i have pulled or damaged something with the constant body movement
It feels much better today and I am planning to run tomorrow but wondered if anyone else has suffered from this and if so what you have done to ease it?