Hi, just thought I'd drop in and see what's on the forums for this event as I'm signed up for the marathon. It will be the second time I've done this one - I also did the very warm one in 2011.
I agree with Cable, there's nothing wrong with wearing a Camelback, I will have energy drink in mine and complement it with the water on offer. I found the water stations a bit poorly spaced out (my only criticism of an otherwise good event) so I like to know I will have enough to drink as I might be out there a long time - maybe about 4.30hrs.
I seem to remember the race commentary/music at the start/finish area was pretty fun and made for a good atmosphere. Really good for family and spectators due to the loops, and for the runners the views make the effort worthwhile! Just hoping the weather is kind to us.
Although I'm originally a Swansea girl, I live in the Midlands now, so had to do my long run in the snow this morning - not quite what I was expecting at this time of year!
I've decided to enter too, I haven't done this one before but it is relatively easy for me to get to and the course doesn't seem too tough. I like the quieter courses where you can just get your head down and plod on. I'll be hoping for 4.30-5.00 hours, so hopefully there will still be some other runners around. Only 12 weeks to go!
Hey everyone, I was beginning to wonder if they had received my entry form, but cheque finally cleared so no looking back now!
Looking forward to a different type of event as have previously done London and Snowdonia marathons, will be nice not to have to watch every step for tripping over people/drinks bottles/speed bumps/mountains!!
18 miles planned for Sunday. Its getting tough now :0)