In short: Too many slow people at the front, should have numbers with pens like FLM In full: A lack of organisation, So many people put themselves in pens for 2hrs or less that had no chance of doing 3hours or less, subsequently dodging through walkers/slow unners was the order of the day for all 13.1 miles.
No signs for water stations in advance of them, missed one.
Atmosphere? The crowd didn't give much to the atmosphere (apart from the last mile), but the runners were making the most of it and enjoying some banter.
Baggage Buses. No wonder people were having stuff stolen, anyone on each bus had opportunity to steal from other bags.
The organisers need to talk to the London Marathon organisers about how to run a big race.
Queues afterwards? Yes, nearly 2 hours to get on to the metro Date of review: September 27, 2004