Going to be very undertrained though, last 20 mile run was back at the beginning of July and only a handful of double digit runs since then, the rest being 5-9 mile runs. Motivation for the longer training runs has taken a bit of a dip recently.
DNF for me. Dropped at Reigate hill, I managed to make a slight detour so ran about 33.5 miles. My legs were knackered and I was barely able to run/shuffle more than a few hundred metres at a time before walking. I couldn't face another 19 miles which probably would have been around 4 hours of that so I dropped.
Bit gutted as I went through 24 miles in 27th position but by the time I got to Reigate I'd been passed by about 60 people which shows the level of my suffering.
Neil - That marathon you've mentioned isn't being run this year. I think they had quite a few complaints from local residents so are hoping to revise it and do it again in 2017.
Chester is a great marathon, pretty much flat except for a hill at mile 23/24, nice route through the countryside. It's a beautiful city as well, lots of pubs for post race refreshment. I stayed in the Holiday inn at the racecourse which is where it starts and finishes.