Neil - That marathon you've mentioned isn't being run this year. I think they had quite a few complaints from local residents so are hoping to revise it and do it again in 2017.
Chester is a great marathon, pretty much flat except for a hill at mile 23/24, nice route through the countryside. It's a beautiful city as well, lots of pubs for post race refreshment. I stayed in the Holiday inn at the racecourse which is where it starts and finishes.
3.11.48 at London yesterday. Legs started complaining about half way and I just got slower. Was aiming for sub 3 but by half way I knew that wasn't happening. No surprise I suppose with only 2 weeks recovery after SDW50.
All my kit is sorted (I think), I've now got a spare headtorch which was the only thing I was lacking.
Training has gone pretty well overall, longest run was a 3.22 marathon last weekend but all other runs have been 18-21 miles. I've got one more long run (20-22) this weekend then I'll start the taper.
Just got to figure out how I'm getting to the start, I don't really want to drive and leave the car knowing that I'll have an hours drive back to collect it at the end. Got a couple of weeks to sort it out.