I got a Vango Swift 10 today only £23 and not what I was intending to buy, but having tried it on it seemed good enough to at least try and cheap enough that it's not a complete disaster if it doesn't work. I'll be trying it tomorrow.
Booktrunk - when doing searches on it I noticed you actually bought one a few years ago - how was it?
Hope everyone's training is going well - only 3 months to go!!
Thanks Booktrunk. I'm going to have a look and see what's out there. If I get a bigger pack I think I like the idea of two bottles in the front rather than bladder in the back, I probably need to try some on. Going out tomorrow with my current set up of waist bottles and a "buddy pouch" magnetic thing I got for my phone which seems quite good on the short run I tried it on. But yeah I can see I need more storage.
I'm wondering whether I should buy some sort of ultra vest/backpack...logic tells me no as the aid stations are so close that I shouldn't need to carry more than I can already carry in my two bottle belt, but then I will also want phone, head torch, more substantial food than normal, and probably some other things I haven't thought of yet. I'm just feeling a bit cheap as at the moment I have no further ultra plans. But I also know that running without the right kit is more trouble than it's worth! So should I just bite the bullet and buy something, sooner rather than later so I can train with it? I think the answer is yes but just wanting a sanity check
I'd suggest spectators come with you to the start and then walk about 5 minutes to Harpa (very large concert building on the harbour) where you'll go by at about 10k. If they walk a bit further along the seafront, say 15 mins, they could also see you at the point where the marathon splits from the half (about 12 mile point from memory) and then walk back to finish.
There will be lots happening as there's also the half and 10k and bands playing around that area. Culture night is as busy as Reykjavík gets which is probably good for first time visitors but I prefer it there when it's quieter. If you're happy to drive there is lots to do or as previous poster mentioned you can do the "big" sites by bus tour.