i'm in - my third time also - live about 8 miles from Stoke so regularly run parts of the course during marathon training including Heartbreak Hill. Hoping for a sub 1:30 this year although if that is weather depending! I find the trick on that hill is not to look for the top but to just watch one foot in front of the other till it levels out.
i want to do a nice half marathon a few weeks before but did not get in the GNR this year - any suggestions? Had a really sharp pain in my knee lst night just to the inside and behind the kneecap - ran through it as usual but its a little tender thsi morning, hope its nothing serious. I am starting the P&D training this year but no doubt i will never be able to follow it perfectly due to kids, dogs and missus always somewhere around the world with her job!
Where has everyone booked to stay etc - always nice to meet up other runners - I am flying from Liverpool on Easyjet at 6pm on thursday and staying in the Suite Novotel Postdamer Platz - lets start a list.