Thanks for all your advice. I learnt a new thing arm warmers!- they sound like a good idea although my arms are not terribly big and not sure whether they would stay up. I think I am going to risk my vest and shorts and bring an old jumper and bin bag. If I get cold I will just remind myself of all the years as a child I insisted swimming in the sea even if it was snowing and not seeming to notice although there are a fair few photos of me looking more than a bit blue around the edges. If I keep my pace up hopefully I shou ld not get too cold.
Good luck everyone I am getting v excited/ nervous. See you there
Hi this Sunday is going to be my first marathon and I would appreciate advice from experienced runners and am a tad worried about torrential rain. I have trained in both leggings and shorts in snow and heat but have somehow managed to avoid torrential rain (apart from one miserable occasion resulting in me stopping) and am not sure which will cause less friction.
I also got my name printed on my vest ( rather optimistically) as I have a tendency to get cold. I don't have any long-sleeved tee-shirts so cannot wear anything under vest, but tend wear a light long sleeved fitted jacket/ top which I wear over the top which is pretty good in coldish conditions but also breathable. My problem with wearing it is that I don't have my name on it so won't get support sometimes it does become a bit of a nuisance and I am also unsure if when it is wet it will get cold and really uncomfortable.
I was wondering if I started with jacket on and then took it of later. The only problem is then how do I change my race number from outer to inner layer. Thanks for the advice
Hi Sam I live very near that hotel on Camberwell Grove. I still have not worked out my route. But options are either getting bus to northern line- about 10 minutes oval nearest but elephant not far. ( Oval is also walkable about 25 minutes) then northern line into London Bridge then train. I am a bit nearer East dulwich as at the top of road so alternatives are train to London Bridge from ED, Peckham Rye or Denmark Hill although train times are reportedly v slow on TFL and then train from LB.
It is a shame as there is usually a direct train from Denmark Hill to Blackheath but is not running on marathon day as it is a slow train.
Or 436 to New Cross ( need to get off at Marquis of Granby pub) and then 1-2 minute walk to New Cross then train to Blackheath. Which should be the quickest route ( quicker than going via Lewisham)but fear that options of taking buses in direction of Blackheath may well be problematic due to traffic.
I am half toying with taking a taxi to London Bridge in the morning ( should be against the grain of the traffic) and hopefully will be less stressful as less variables if you want to join me.