You are a star! dont beat yourself up re problems yesterday, it was a bit on the extreme side. i have done the race twice before with ok weather and it was fine. you were victims as we runners were, of not too nice conditions.
maybe chip timing next year but just add it to the entry fee. those precious people, re times, can then decide if worth it. for many its training ground for london or like me for other marathons if dont get in to london (im my case brighton) so the support would still be there if it means another fiver for chip timing. or mad as it seems offer punters the choice. most of us are more than capable of starting our watch as we cross the line.
its bloody obvious how hard you work to make this excellent race work and you and the absolutely brilliant team of dedicated marshalls worked your arse off yday (one poor soul at 11m was fab but was more cheered when i gave her a few of my, much needed at that time, energy boosting sweets). the marshalls were amazing and me and several others around me shouted our thanks.
yes its a race and i know to some purists that means fuss potting over split second/2012 style olympic timing. sod em david the rest of us just need the good work out you give us for upcoming 26 milers.