Hi there, would recommend North Dorset Village Marathon too. I secured my marathon PB on that course and I have done the London three times! A very, very well organised event and given the limited number of entries available it would be worth expressing your interest now....here's the link http://www.ndvm.co.cc/marathon.php
Sent my good for age application form this week so can simply relax now. Have also just booked hotel for the event at Docklands which will be convenient for registration and the race itself. I would recommend anyone needing a hotel to book now, availability is not as good as previous years and hotels have quite conveniently increased their costs no doubt in view of the fact it's Olympic Year! I heard a rumour the course may be slightly different and finish in the Olympic Stadium or am I just hearing rubbish!?