Luckily I was only travelling a very short distance to get there, but could see how potentially it could have been very difficult. TFL didn't help by suspending the Jubilee Line until 11am... And I'm a very fast walker and it took me the best part of 30 minutes to get to the start. The pre-race info said there would be "marshalls wearing orange t shirts to direct you". I didn't see any - did anyone else? As I'd been there before I knew the way, but if you weren't local how could you have known? Presumably these were all reasons for the slightly delayed start? And also the massive queue at the Race Pack Enquiries desk?
But once the race started it was great. Absolutely boiling hot, but great crowds, and awesome to run in the olympic park!
Got round in 1h 30m 08s - but I measured it 13.3 miles!
The (hugely irritating) comperes kept making a huge point of "please only drink to thirst" making me wonder if they were worried they hadn't got enough water? They could also save a lot of faffing at the start if they allocate starting pens to runners - with an event of this size they really need to.
But all in all I loved it. A tough, tough run in that heat, but a good course and a great day out.