That is actually a promotion LMH. The front of red is 'Fast Good For Age' and has it's own assembly area. I believe it's for runners who have qualified by running sub 3:10 or quicker. I ran off there a few times in my pomp. You start in pen 1 and don't have any celebrities to negotiate!
Charlie.. if you decide to enter the York BM, register with Results Base beforehand to save time on the day. When you log on you will be told you are in a queue and you are No.67 or whatever (this counts down). Just wait until it's your turn then it is usually straightforward. It fills up in 1-2 hours so don't sleep in!
AlanB.. there were mile markers every 5m at Frankfurt which has been the case at all the Euro marathons I have done. Just remember to practice your John Travolta moves in readiness for the disco finish
RyanS.. kudos for toughing out the XC during your 'rest' week.
Alehouse.. just seen your post sorry. PRF ran the 10 miler & Hannah ran a tempo stylee 3.12. A modest 3.36 for me which was a bit down on target, but I always seem to run circa 5 mins quicker in the spring marathons so I'll take it. Nice event York, actually enjoyed it in perfect conditions. Looking at Rotterdam in April for the next one.
All the best for Abo Dr Dan, at least I've given you a soft target.