I do think if the pictures were cheaper more people would buy them and in the long term they would make more money. Marathonfoto can be crazy prices. I think people will pay more for a unique event - eg you may only do 1 marathon. £10 sounds ok to me. I think I paid double that for a Disney certificate photo but then I will probably never have the opportunity to do a Disney race in Florida again - so it was worth it for me.
agree with other posts - I've been to the odd race (normally very small local races) where photos have been free - it's a real revelation and a nice touch.
I have done the race 3 times and its one of my favourites - well organised, friendly, nice medal and t shirt - all for a decent price. Race ends at the village fete. Last 1/2 mile is indeed a fairly steep hill so leave something in reserve! Some of the tracks are a bit rutted so watch your feet - but that just makes it a bit different and more fun IMHO.
My first marathon tomorrow. i have done 6 halfs but this is the first big one for me. Just aiming to finish the same day I start - near 5 hours I will be delighted. If you see me in a bright orange McLaren top near the back give me a wave. Don't worry if I'm taking a 1 min walk break - I will still be having the time of my life.
I use a sports wash from Sainsburys on a 40 degree baby clothes wash cycle. i only wash the gym/run gear together. I find that normal tablets don't get the sweat out. My compression gear has been fine so far and kept its shape etc.
only take your ignition/spare key - leave the house keys etc somewhere in the car.
I have seen someone use a key safe with number padlock and lock it to the eye tow bar at the front or rear of the car too - all cars have a tow eye somewhere if you check. Surfers use that trick too since you obviously can't take a key out with you.