A review is definitely necessary. If you are not interested, do not read it. I for one have put in lots of hours and miles preparing for it and would like to know how others have got on and if they agree that Canary Wharf was difficult with the crowd encroaching on the road to narrow what is already a tight bit of the route. This could be looked at for future runnings.
I am training hard for the VLM, my first marathon, and in my view anybody who completes a marathon deserves respect.
Some runners are quick, some like me are not. I am in awe of the runners who can complete sub 1.20 half marathons or 3.00 marathons but from what I am pushing myself through that completing the course in around 4.30 without stopping is a big, big deal for me. I am not sure that people who do not run appreciate what it takes or what it means to put yourself through it week after week to prove to yourself that something can be done.
I tend to try to raise money. I run because I want to and if I can help out a cause at the same time, bonus in my eyes.
Elli, sorry it has not worked out the way you wanted it.
Thanks for looking into this Helen. I do not think I have had any info through about which start yet, which would probably make more sense if I did know! Was looking around Greenwich Park in the mean time.
Does the free travel cover overground as well as the tube Muppley?
I have tried to scan the thread before asking this but please be gentle if I have not seen this question asked. This is my first London marathon and I have no idea what the best way of getting to the start is. I will be using the underground, starting with the Northen line, but the nearest tube station is some distance away.
How are people planning to get to the start please?