Very tempted to run this as keen to go for a GFA for London in 2014 (to celebrate! my 50th year). Did the half in 2007 and remember this as a fast and flat course and yes greatly lament the passing of the Cardiff marathon. Only doing 30 miles per week as nursing a dodgy knee.
Good to see on the day I seek to rejoin my old compadres on the sub3 forum the debate includes my last FLM, the infamous 2007 scorchio and the joys of high mileage, which spelt marathon curtains for me. All in the dim and distant now and looking forward to Taunton in April, although sub3 will be a bit of a stretch.
Thanks for the welcome backs guys and yes Crab - your spot on, I was the first first but didn't want to blow my own trumpet, especially as it is now 3 years old and to be frank wasn't that a big a trumpet to start with. Good to be back marathoning, no one quite appreciates the normality of being sick into your own mouth whilst gleefully running around in 3C in tshirt and shorts.
Iain - That must have been worth 11 minutes off your time then surely...
Muzza - Great to see you today and running yet again so well, how do you do it. Might get a bit closer in Taunton.
Well done to Hilary, the organisers and all the marshalls once again today, really makes running this marathon a pleasure (of sorts). Must realise this marathon starts at 1000 am and not 1030, the warm-up was the first mile in 6 minutes 7 secs - schoolboy error.
Very happy with a start, a finish and a 3:13 GFA.....