I did this race as my first marathon the later slower runners were running in the pouring rain and were not affected by the water shortages and they have cake crisps and power bars at the drinks stops. The race director on his bike let me finish the race. Don 't let the water shortage put you off it is a fantastic marathon course for beginners and also the more competive runner. Its all along the Thames Path and very pretty. The food afterwoods in the canteen is great and the encouragement from the other runners and marshalls is excellent.as it is an out and back course. I will do this race again and can recommended it as a really good First Marathon course. I will always be thankful for the race director letting me finish as the cut off time was 6hours 30 and I finished in 6 39. A small act of kindness that ment the world to me. The finishers medal it the best one I ve had its big chunky and race specific if you like bling.
entries opened at 5pm went on line at 6.10pm and entries had closed race for full and cub. the event sold out within one hour lots of runners from local clubs in the grizzly area gutted at not getting a pace. I hope the next 48 hours are n t to nerve racking for you and what will be will but good luck and best wishes
Thanks for your reply vote cast. Best line from Bo dukes thread was a forumite called tijentso (sorry if spelling is incorrect) asking if someone had eaten a kenyan this line made me laugh and also brought me out of lurker status to comment and that is a year ago but I can still remember it. That is the sort of impact I hope your journey brings to you and others Good luck