STEVAN - yes I would like a share a taxi over towards the start. Others that have run before should be able to say more, but I have read that it is most likely many from your hotel will be heading over and most hotels are helpful in counting up how many need to go and helping to sort out taxis.
I haven't got all my stats to hand, and they most definitely aren't as impressive as most of yours but like SAFER I have completed the recommended mileage for the Don Oliver novice bronze/finisher programme, and like ALLY not enough elevation!
JACQUIE - sorry to hear about your foot, but glad to hear it's not getting any worse! If the rest/ice/stretching doesn't help you could try these guys up the road http://www.moveclinics.com/ I find them very helpful (have a last loosening massage booked in next week) and most of my running and hockey clubs use them.
I'm not just worried about my mileage and hill preparation - compared to last year, I've not run in the heat at all! (buff and gloves this evening).
WindsorAndy - Pen A, 20435, 7:20 Slow Duck - Pen C, 9436, 8:59 Hans C - Pen C, 48101, 8.59 (running with the heart) Peter - Pen C - 47902, 8.59 Becca - Pen C - #20607, 9.59 Douglas - Pen D - 12015, 10:59 Shady Ady – Pen C – 55473, 8.59 Stevan J - Pen C - 50291, 9.50 Green Number - Pen E, - 3695, 10:59 Kevin - Pen C, 32522, 9.45 Warren - Pen A, 45023, 6:55 Emily - Pen F, 50549, 10:59 (dream), 11:59 (realistic as a novice with a 4:08 marathon PB)
Indeed, thanks for organising the meet up SAFER, and there was no way you two could bore me - so much useful information!
I'm also currently looking into insurance, I'm a bit worried about the wording for companies covering 'just' marathons so I'm waiting for a call back from a company that does ultra events (although they are more extreme such as the MdS).