If anyone out there is debating wether to try this or not, my advice is "JUST DO IT"!
Fantastic event, the organisation was brilliant, supporters and helpers at check points should be given a medal too, they were all so helpful and cheerful even tho they'd been there for hours and hours and hours and.......
The course was tough, hot sunny day didn't help, but the scenery and views were a fantastic reward. I ran with 3 friends, we supported each other, we all had at least one low point! finished in 159 out of 404 (I think) finishers, crossed the line just after 3am to an almighty cheer and applause, it was so emotional I could've cried! I just hope the noise level didn't upset the locals too much, as it would such a shame to end such a fantastic and emotional journey to a silent finish!! (Maybe get them all to enter next year!!!)
its took me 5 years to get a place in london marathon, been really looking forward to it , followed a training plan all going really well then couple of days ago got pain in shin, now i cant walk without pain, just over one week to go! its sooooo frustrating. I'm icing, resting, anti inflammatories etc etc hoping that it'll be ok next week, if i'm not pain free i'll defer to next year. dont want to cause a bigger problem and end up missing on all my events planned over the year.
has anyone defered a london marathon number so late on, according to web site you can still defer on the day of the race, how does that work? I'd like to leave it last minute...just in case I'm fit for it.
I have a different problem, its the battery life. I've had the watch (405cx) for nearly a year, but just recently the battery power seems to go down really quick, it supposed to last 8 hours,fully charged, I'm only getting about 4 1/2! it used to last a lot longer than this. has this happened to anyone else, can the battery be changed?