Enjoy Bootcamp 2012! I went last year and found it so interesting. I didn't get through to the vote stage (sad face) but followed Emma's training plan and thread and then knocked 28 minutes off my marathon PB. So, even if you don't progress any further you'll find the day totally inspiring. You'll meet like-minded runners and pick up a hatful of useful hints and tips.
Don't forget the University offers some accommodation through it's coferencing facilities. Something like Venue Birmingham, but you may be able to find it via the University's website. Don't forget lots of change for the car park!