Chubby Tortoise - were there any particular highlights of the course that you noticed through the rain? I've been looking at the guide by kilometre on the website and it all looks quite grand and pretty but difficult to tell which if any bits are more spectacular than others. The park section looks like it could be a little isolated.
I'm going to do my next two long runs at 12:00 including eating usual breakfast stuff 3 hours earlier and see how that feels. As an early morning runner, starting out at 12:00 is going feel very hard (and potentially warm).
I love that there is a song! How fun. I keep seeing a lot about the bridge but it doesn't look any worse than the long incline from miles 5-7 in Brighton. Maybe the problem is having to do it again quite late in the race.
I like the sound of the hot dogs - also saw that they had gherkins at one of the stations, which is interesting.
I'll be happy with 4:30, although as this is my first time doing 2 marathons close to each other I'm not going to put any time pressure on myself and just see how it goes - I'm really doing this one just for fun and a good way to see a new city.
Has anyone found a supplier in the UK that does the Maxim sport drink? I've found a couple but then they end up being out of stock when I actually try to order it.
I got my race pack in the post today which makes it feel more real! I think I'll be studying the map a lot over the next month. I'm actually glad it's not completely flat as I think that will make it more interesting. My main concerns are probably the weather and whether the hotel will have peanut butter!
I'm really looking forward to running my first race outside the UK as a comparison generally. I'm planning to go to the pasta party as it just makes life easier on the Friday night! Can non-runners also attend this? (and pay to eat)
Training OK, I did Brighton 2 weeks ago so keeping things ticking over really. My first time doing 2 close together so not sure how it will go but planning to take it easy and enjoy the sights! How about you?
I am unsure of the 12:00 start and how that will affect me and the weather looks like it has varied quite a lot in the last 2 years! I'm sure it will be a beautiful race. Looking forward to getting my pack in the post!