Mc Hilly - thank you, it was either this year or never, thankfully my friend who suggested it has also got a place. I'm just wondering, a decent marathon time for me would be around 4hrs 10min. I ran London 2013 in 4hr 21min, what should I add onto that to consider having a decent race? Or is ' not to stop and walk' an achievement ?
Windsor is definitely a difficult course & the heat made it more difficult. To be fair the guy on the loundspeaker did keep telling people to drink plenty of fluid & to respect the undulating nature of the course! But I've done a few races in similar conditions & the heat will always take it's toll.
I ran it for the the 1st time, I probably wont do it again, as i don't think its value for money(£10 for a t-shirt!) on top of entry fee, i was aware of the cup situation before the race so just took my own water belt.
I also did 4hr 48 my worst ever time. I also found it very difficult after 17 miles, after which time I tried to enjoy the race as I knew I wouldn't get a decent time, agree the wind along the coastline was not nice at times. On the plus side there were lots of drinks station & food, and the view along the coast did allow me to forget about the pain in my legs!
Did Folkesworth last year, you park away from the start then they organise locals to get you to the race, it's a good 2 lap course with a few challening hills, you do need to arrive early but if that's going to put you off just dont do the race.