Also just back to darkest South Lanarkshire - PB of 3.31 for me; conditions were excellent and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed my first non-large city marathon. Excellent organisation and I did enjoy the tea and rolls in the hall afterwards.
For the benefit of anyone reading this next year, can I also put in a mention of The Stables for pre-marathon pasta loading. Having used a number of different search engines I had drawn a complete blank on Italian restuarants in Fort William. Thankfully my eagle-eyed wife noticed a large sign for the Stables (good pasta and pizza) 400 yards from the High Street, uphill directly from the Tesco Metro.
Met Office has 8 degrees, dry but cloudy and next to no wind - I'll take that now. We are heading up Friday afternoon and making a weekend of it, so this is probably my last posting before the race - best wishes to everyone on here. See you at the post-race tea and cakes!
Just back from a week's hols on Mull - snow on the hills (and I hadn't taken my crampons or ice axe!).
Glad to hear everyone is suffering from 'taperitiis'. 12 miles at MP for me last Sunday - no running at all while on Mull but a couple of long hill days (and putting that down as 'equivalent miles').
I forecast that there will be weather in Fort William on Sunday and that it probably won't be hot. Seriously I don't fancy hypothermia, haven't been training wearing a Polartec fleece and don't fancy trying it for the first time on Sunday.
Simon - glad to hear your now feeling more positive - difficult decision re-taper; let's hope the rather unseasonal weather doesn't hang on until the 15th. I did Paris last year when the temperature was in the mid-20s and suffered badly (although not as badly as many others in the last few kms). I had hoped high temperatures wouldn't be an issue in Fort William in April.