This was my second marathon and beat my first time by 7mins, finishing in 4h 3m 16s. Things didn't start well before the race when I put down my own drink for a short moment and somebody then swiped it! It was well organised though, apart from there not being any silver foil blankets when I finished after running the last 4 miles in the rain, I was absolutely shivering by the time I had my free massage and retreived my bag. Still, it didn't spoil the experience
I started running 22 months ago at the age of 40 and ran my first marathon 9 months later in 4hr 10m. I then ran my first half 6 months later in 1hr 48m. I've recently run the Mallorca marathon in 4hr 3m. I've entered another half in 3 weeks time. What sort of target time should I aim for plus I have no idea what to say when people ask me my target!