The Facebook comments are pure entertainment. According to the general themes the entry rules for next year would be,
People that got in last year can't enter (so no elite, champs or GFA runners)
Get rid of the people that don't train / will walk ( no one over 6 hrs)
If you have 4 rejections you should get a guaranteed entry.
Less charity runners
It would be a procession of about 100,000 people all running between 3.30 and 5.30. Absolute chaos and would attract no TV coverage and little crowd support.
No wonder the organisers don't want to change the system.
Well done on the results Macca, SK and Chicksta. More silverware for the thread. Glad I planned next week as a recovery week. I'm in Birmingham on a course for 3 days and then off to Valencia for a long weekend for my stag do. Might not be much running or posting for the next 7 days.
Have you run with that backpack before? Of not it probably didn't help. What pace were you running at?
I'd assume the race has regular water stations so I'd not use the backpack in the race. There isn't much you can do now so just start the taper and be fresh for the big day.
I binned off my parkrun attempt. Have had a bit of a lingering cold the last few days so couldn't see the benefit in hammering myself for a poor time. Taking a couple of days off before getting back into it. Starting to learn from my mistakes the older I get.