Well done to everyone who took part. First ever marathon for me so I am struggling with the legs a bit today. Absolutely loved it, even though I missed out on sub-4 by 3 mins due to a tightening groin in the second half.
Thought the organisation was good before and after (bit of a jam between getting the medal and baggage due to people getting apples, bananas, water etc. but not a big deal). Weather was ideal. Support was good on the whole, but there were large stretches where people just seemed to be staring at you run past. Thanks to all the Danish supporters who mistook my British Heart Foundation for a Denmark shirt though!!
Would I do it again? I think there are others that I would like to do first. Would I recommend it? Absolutely.
Sticky 88 - I'm staying at the Apartmenthotel Fri and Sat night. Looks reasonable to me and only a short walk to the start (and back from the finish with aching legs!!!). Gels, socks and shoes in the hand luggage for me - anything else can be replaced easily.
Another new poster to the thread (but I've been reading it since signing up for Berlin!).
Noticed in the booklet that there is no 4:00 pacer - I presume this is a typo...?
Slightly disappointed that as this is my first ever marathon that I'm in 'H' but not the end of the world as I'm only aiming for sub-4. Really looking forward to it now, esp. with a 20 miler under my belt last week.
Have found the thread really useful so far so thanks to everyone who's been posting!
There are hundreds and hundreds of better 10ks out there to do so don’t be put off by this shambolic event. I still can't understand why anyone signs up for this event given it's high price and shocking reviews...
I can recommend any of the following that I've done:
Blenheim Palace 10k
London Zoo Stampede
Goring, Woodcote and District 10k
Wrap Up & Run Milton Keynes
Oxford Town & Gown
BUPA London 10,000
Try any of these (or any other highly rated ones on the RW website as like I said there are hundreds out there) and you’ll catch the running bug…