I have just entered this for the first time. It will be my 4th marathon having ran London twice and Brighton. I have not ran a marathon in about two years now due to expanding family and numerous injuries and am slowly building myself back up again now.
It looks to be quite a pleasant course and atmosphere so really looking forward to it but a long way to go yet (not looking forward to those 2.5 - 3hr runs on a Sunday again!!)
Did some seriously long treadmill running during the rubbish weather training for Brighton. Can't say its much fun but what did help was downloading things to watch onto my iPod and them plugging this into the running machine to watch on the screen. Certainly don't envy you Stuart! I've managed a couple of six milers this week, been generally relaxing and enjoying my holiday after Brighton but work again in the morning so will try and get back to a regular 4-5 runs a week. I've loved being able to run at my pace once more rather than running most if my runs slower as marathon prep.
Am I right in thinking London ballot opens shortly? (In a few mins I think?)
Carl, I'm gutted for you but at the same time a little in awe that you got yourself round after what sounds like a pretty nasty fall. Give it a day or so but you may need to get someone to take a look at it to asses what you have done. Fingers crossed its superficial that will have you running again very soon.
i was concerned yesterday when I saw how clear the morning was, that the heat would claim a number of victims during the race. Both time I've ran London it has been really hot and although it makes the city look amazing as time goes on its a killer. I'd much rather the overcast cool conditions I ran in at Brighton. sadly like most aspects of running you can't control it.