Thanks for the info! Great to hear such a positive recomendation. Dedicated training begins next monday, very excited already. Done plenty of halves and ready to step up! I'm not one for headphones anyway, much prefer listening to myself and in races soaking up the atmosphere. Aiming for a sub 4, but I really have no idea how I'll fare over the full distance. Being extremely ginger, the cloud cover will be extremely welcome! Thanks again Rick.
A PB for me also, coming home in 1.40.23. Bit gutted I didn't have enough left to get under 1.40. Those motorway bridges on the way back, coupled with the wind really hurt! The atmosphere was also suprisingly good for such rural parts, with people still coming out in the rain. The usual starting pen problems, dont get any less annoying thats for sure. That would be my only gripe also. Really enjoyed the race and the conditions.