15West - and anyone else considering it: sports massage FTW. I swear by them both before & after a mara. And as often as you can afford during training. Your legs deserve a little decadence. Look what they just did!
Thanks Alan. I actually ran up to 14 miles of Liverpool last year, pacing a friend round on her first one. (legit! I entered but decided in training not to run). Changed and spectated for the last bit. Enjoyed it thoroughly from both sides of the fence! I've also run the Liverpool half so I know your events are top notch
Manchester could be great. It's my city of residence so I hope they get it right next time.