I am taking the 2:00:00 pace team and have done it few times now. There are some crowds around pacers but on the flip side we run without obstructions as I call through. So it's busy but we get a clear run. I have run in the past with pacers and without and it really depends entirely on your objectives. Come and say "hi" on the start line if you want to be sub 2 and not worry about pace. Enjoy the day, keep smiling and Fingers crossed the weather is ok.
Last long run today, nice to see the long term forecast is looking good for race day (for what it's worth!!)
I am reassured that it was SO bad last year that it can only be as bad and cannot be worse. The last three half's I have ran have been in the pouring rain - Wokingham, Reading and Oxford forgotten what it's like to run in decent weather. Fingers crossed for next Sunday.