Shame about weather..def slowed us. Wet cold legs caused mine to go numb! Did a good time though!
Course was altered about 6 an half miles- Each mile marker from 7 was 0.31-0.39 ish LONG, measured 25.7 miles overall . But i guess they had to? I would of ran through ankle deep water but anymore? Maybe not. Did not know i had finished due to lack of finish banner or chalk mark? Or something, Had to ask photographers. Long walk round stadium & up hill to get a medal (goody bag crud, advertiser rubbish for womens/man run mag ,not even a free mag) but understandable.
Great marshalls/spectators along the route (very brave!) This was advertised as a 'Flat' Mara .HOWEVER course was twisty and undulating. Little ups/downs along the many cycle type paths. Although I don't fancy travel up fro Southampton again, i think overall it was a fine Marathon. Despite th ups, it could be a fast course on a 'No Wind/Wet day'.
Enjoyed my bath at Novatel after , as had a late check out until 5PM!