Me & my future wife (next week !!!!!) did the Manchester Marathon this Sunday and enjoyed every painful minute of it.
We have done the GNR several times now, even on the 6th October this year, and thought we would do a marathon. Manchester seemed the obvious choice as we don't live too far away. For our 1st ever marathon we finished in 4:27 and 4:38 respectively which we are well chuffed with. The only thing that disappoints me is what everyone here is talking about....a complete lack of publicity and coordination...no space blankets, no energy bars and a 1 1/2 hour wait for the bus back to Heaton Park !
This could be a tremendous marathon if it was publicised and coordinated a lot more.
However, I think we will be back next year, but it would be brilliant if they pulled they're finger out !!