Good luck to everyone tomorrow. Sorry, lurker de lurking! I posted here a fair bit in the run up to getting my GFA at Manchester 2012 but stopped due to losing the best part of a year (and missing VLM 2013) with a knee injury.
Looks like I am finally making it to the start line tomorrow- green start 27971- but not in 3:15 shape sadly. Hoping for 3:20 maybe, with luck.
I would definitely recommend Manchester for getting GFA. Very fast and flat course.
Looking warm on the forecasts - what's the view on wearing some sort of hat on a hot day? Good idea or bad idea?
Have you not still got that carrier bag you wore in Manchester?
Waited an hour and a half last night in a group with several five year olds. Fortunately in a park/playground. Then a man in a white jumpsuit ran past carrying a torch. Then we went home. That really is all there is to it. The police motorcycles attracted a lot more attention from the children.
I then did a very slow five miles in very warm weather- legs felt very heavy. probably from all the waiting around!