I cant believe how many people turned out to support this year. Ive never experienced an atmosphere quite like that one yesterday. The noise in some places was absolutely deafening! Some places looked 6-7 deep with spectators on both sides of the road, and in Surrey Quays they seemed to be climbing on walls, fences, lamp posts and bus stops just to watch the runners. Aside from the tunnels, I cant think of a place where spectators werent lining the route!
Also, special mention to the 20-or-so people in tuxedos and dinner dresses singing (it was Simply The Best as I went past!!) up on the balcony as you approached Greenwich. Whether they'd been on it all night or made the effort specifically for the marathon, it looked like they were having quite a party up there!!
Thats how you pace a sub-4 hour marathon... although that did require a 7:50 final mile and a sprint down the finish straight, so you could argue that my pacing for 25 miles wasnt actually very good at all!
Everybodys allocated in the green zone on the app. Thats just the default setting until your timing chip crosses the start line in your designated start area (red). If your number corresponds to the red start, and your bib number is red, head to the red start.
If I had a choice between having to rely on the DLR or SouthEastern trains, I'd choose the DLR! Then I'd consider walking, then I'd look into chartering a private helicopter, then I'd think about swimming down the Thames to Greenwich, and then I'd consider SouthEastern trains!