Be quick everyone try's that one Biko. Prices were hiked for the event for the first time last year. They were always a bargain in previous years. I stayed at gatwick this year and trained in. Not too stressful but the TL is definitely the best way to do it IMO.
Christopher. Edinborough is flat but it's a big city marathon and you can lose a couple of minutes at the start. There is also a mean wind along the North Sea that can take a lot out of you. Also a small part of it is run on a gravel track. Overall you won't gain much time if any. I would go for a smaller marathon to try and hit gfa and enjoy endinboro cos it's awesome. Abingdon is a pb definite!!!!!! But it's filling fast.
One advantage of being old (older) my gfa has been moved out to 3.20 next year. 3.17 at Brighton will hopefully translate to a sub 3.20 at Abingdon in October.