The Mrs is in for New York now! She came to London at the weekend for my race and generally just got wound up that she wasn't doing it herself!
As it's our honeymoon we figured it was worth it to shell out for a place for her through Sport Tours International, we'll probably not get the chance to do it again for about 25 years! As we've already got our flights and hotel booked, she took the cheapest option of three nights accommodation (in a shared-room with a stranger?!) and race entry. We'll simply just not use the hotel they include, incase it's got a bathtub then I'll be straight in there for a bath afterwards
We ran the Frankfurt Marathon together in October so I've no worries about her doing the distance, however I'm planning on 'having a go' in NY so we'll be around 1.5hrs apart in terms of finishing times. Therefore the logistics and practicalities of how we'll meet up etc may be sometime of a challenge.....
Eileen - I do indeed remember you, was a pleasure to help you round London that year, had a look at the results afterwards and saw how you'd got on, great work! I'm 'racing' London this year but am going to ask to pace again next year, so may well see you again!
Jimbob - I gathered the same with regards to not being at the start too early. I may well see you at the GFA area, will you be wearing your famed Team GB vest?
Like Jimbob I've gone for the 6.15am ferry and a poncho, seemed to be the best option for me after reading through thread on the USA Runners World, looking at getting the Mrs a Grandstand ticket so she'll have some warm clothes with her. With regards to freezing at the start, I'll go for the full-on hobo look as I did last year in Boston, million layers of charity-shop fodder, worked a treat