Mark R I did Manchester this year not as scenic as Edinburgh obvioussly , similar in that it goes away from city and back - well not city but United. I enjoyed running with 4hr pacer til 17 then couldn't ???? but was 30 min better than EMF & less than 2 mins away from pb . Support good in outer towns Sale etc and spectators could get tram but v crowded. Finish outside MUFC seems like a mirage - ie in last 2-3 miles never seemed to arrive .
Rodeo flip - I paced Liverpool to 5hr last year great fun - a few sights - football grounds Parks waterfront - there's something like a 3 mile or so flat straightish run in to finish north along the Mersey. I'd go back if wasn't oothwise occupied that w/e
I managed a sub 8min miling local 4.5mile path n trail race on Thursday as my EMF recovery run - a good blast???? need some summer activity/ marathons before Amsterdam in October
Happy running everyone
Well done NickyBear Nostro and everyone. What a day - great start , and after a while in step with a few other runners going for the 4 to 4:20. Half way 2:02 great. But then a massive positive spit finishing 4:50. I haven't analysed garmin yet but wheels gradually loosened 16-18 and our little group split, then I'm not sure whether it was the wind or the concentration going ! Managed to meet up with daughter by baggage truck just before the short heavy downpour, reasonable bus journey on public bus £1 back to city and walk across town. Will I return ? For the race - a definate maybe, could do better, . To explore Edinburgh more - oh yes.
Arrived at friends near Perth after long drive from N Wales may try a very gentle 20minute bimble of a run in morning as I missed a Thursday run far too busy . Gettin excited now for marathon no37 and once again I'll try and go for the shiny new PB sub 4:17 set only in 2010 - depending on lots of things. Disappointed that there's no pace groups - they were a great help in Paris 2014 and Manchester this year.
How organised are the start pens - I ghink mine is Orange start ?regent road - am I likely to find others going for 4:hrs to 4:10 there ?
Happy last day of tapering , see you all soon
half day working in NWales tomorrow then a drive north, If you see a Welshman - (Welsh dragon running top -) slowing down after mile 18 tell me to get a move on the pb CAN be acheived . see you soon anyone else going to comedy & carbs ?