Hi There. Running Berlin this year. Had a mini nightmare with a stupid injury but training now. Done 8 before with the furthest away being in Jersey. Flying from Birmingham to Amsterdam then the City Hopper to Berlin. Staying in a hotel next to Berlin Zoo which seems near to the start. Ant tips or advice. Think walking to the start seems easy. Doing Paris also in April. Hoping for a good time in Paris but just want to run well and enjoy Berlin.
secret to London now is not to worry about the pens or early pace just go steady. Its overcrowded till about mile 17. Stay in good nick then assess it from then. Worry about a pb somewhere else. London Marathon is a charity fun run.
Did it 2 years ago and managed a pb 3.14 . I enjoyed it. First mile is a ridiculous loop up a hill and down a steep slope. Thee was a long climb out past the harbour then back down and a strong sea breeze. Last few miles are a slog to the Power Station and round back along the promenade. Starting area did porridge and the usual. Do some hill training so the long hill doesnt wear you out.