In short: All went like clockwork. In full: As usual getting the right place in the line up was hit and miss but got to the start in 3 minutes. Undulating first half included some short steep climbs which broke the pace up a bit.
Second half circuit featured a long stint exposed to the wind around holme pierpont water sports centre but by that stage hardly noticed.
Will be back in 2008. Date of review: September 21, 2007
In short: course changes meant some extra hills at start but they coped with the warm weather very well, no problems getting fluid. In full: The second half of the marathon avoids bulit up areas so is pleasant but I cannot help wonder if I might have been a bit more motivated if there where more spectators.
The organisation seemed even slicker this year and the addition of Lucozade as a sponsor meant lots of enery drinks. Date of review: September 12, 2006