Great medal mate, you can get it engraved with name and time after for about £5-7 dodgy colour Tshirt tho. Can't fault the race, good organisation etc.
I agree Xmas excess is an issue so I'm working on that now to make a little room. I did it last year, fat and unfit coz I got injured just before Xmas at Portsmouth marathon. Unfinished business In Dubai.
There is a 4k after so if you sneak under 3.30 you could do that as well
I did Dubai last year and going again this year to stay with a mate! It's flat except for 1 hill.... A speed bump! Start was 7am 15/17c by time I finished at 10 it was 27c last hour got hot. No wind and only 4 turns in the whole course.
Mum fairly brain dead when it comes to running so I actually enjoyed it. Well organised and only 2/3000 in the marathon so lots of space from the gun. If you don't get a fast time here you won't anywhere. Just gotta stay off the choc' sober Xmas or knuckle down jan 1st.
Well done all, I agree great place to visit but seen it now. Marathon was well organised etc but 26.2 into a headwind put me off. It was a mad dive for the line in the end 2.59.56 ???? was hoping to go close or under 2.55 but the wind and last few miles took its toll.
Few lined up for next year overseas Dubai, little rock, graveyard 100, comrades Reykjavik and hopefully Washington and new York.