Couldn't agree with you all more, though if you go to the American version of the site runnersworld.com, they have most of the reviews there and another cool little tool which tells you how a particular shoe will fit compared to what you currently wear (thought it might be useful if you are currently considering buying new shoes)
I use the invo8 race elite 16 and that has plenty of space for a change of clothes (I leave my shoes at work though), lunch and a microfibre towel plus can often be picked up for around a thirty quid. I would definitely recommend getting a microfibre towel they pack a lot smaller and dry a lot quicker.
Thanks for all your replies, sounds like congestion isn't too much of a problem then. Though I can see from some of your replies that the scenery might not be the most stimulating. I am stuck deciding between MK and the North Dorset Village Marathon (both on the same day). I am thinking NDVM might be a bit more undulating than MK, though that might be made up for with better scenery. Anyone done both and could recommend one over the other? Sorry for all the questions!
Hi I was thinking of doing the MK marathon in 2015 but I just wondered from anyone who has run this before how congested the course can get? The description on the website states a lot of the course is ran over cyclepaths and 'redways', which makes me worry it might have quite a few pinch points in it?
Living in London finding a satellite can often take some time, so I am guessing even when it is saying it has found one it is still hopping about a bit like agentginger said. Also thanks Iou I have been using Garminconnect for a couple of years and never knew you could zoom in like that, that solves the problem straight away thanks!