Yeah, I'm down at Beachy Head next week too Possum Hopper - always my favourite marathon of the year - but then again I haven't done Abo before so we'll see if that changes come Sunday afternoon! They are chalk and cheese though, right?
Been following the thread for a while now, so thought it was time to contribute and wish everyone all the very best! I hope you all have a great race and achieve your goals.
Drinks-wise the race blurb states "orange squash and jelly babies at some of the later water stations and Lucozade Sport at miles 14 and 22", so hopefully that will suffice for everyone.
As for the weather we’re now getting close to the point where a decent prediction can be made, so if, as currently forecast, it’s overcast, possibly a bit damp, with average temperatures and not too windy, that’s all good as far as I am concerned.
Once again have a great race everyone and most of all remember to keep smiling, whatever the race throws at you!
Yeah, weather forecasting is not an exact science and trying to predict the weather beyond a couple of days, especially in a country like the UK, severely tests even the most complex modelling systems.
So, until Thursday, my advice would be to take any forecast for the weekend with a pinch of salt. From Friday morning onwards, check the local (as opposed to the ‘broad stroke’ national) weather forecasts using the links below. Then you will know, with a fair degree of certainty, what the weather is going to be like come Saturday.
But as long as you bring a smile, and have the right gear for anything the weather can throw at you, then there is no reason why you can't have a great race! And just think, this time next week it will all be over...for another year at least.