Great report Scotty, Good to see that you have learnt a few tips for further marathons.
My plan is to take 4 gels, mile 5, 10, 15 and 20 I like to get them in early as I think if you leave it later they are harder to take.
SteveG2 - a few of my clubmates did MK marathon last year and didn't like it, a course full of roundabout and underpasses. I was at the Manchester marathon (spectating) this year and it looks great, it doesn't sell out but it is fast becoming a popular marathon so I wouldn't delay too long entering. Did my 10k on Saturday, 40:42 which I was disappointed with course was a bit muddy but it was flat so I cant have too many excuses.
3 x1600's tonight which will be my last speed session, after reading all the race reports on here I just want to get it over with now.