Just read my January copy of Runners World. The letters page has a letter on good and bad race marshals and it says visit runnersworld.co.uk/marshals to add your comments. The link took me nowhere so thought would mention on here how fantastic the marshals were at Milton Keynes Marathon 2012. The weather was torrential, various parts of the course were flooded as was the MK Dons Stadium, causing havoc and a route detour after the race had started. Despite it all those marshals were nothing short of brilliant! Wherever I popped up (I was spectating watching my wife run) there were encouraging shouts and cheers throughout the day. Those folks deserved medals too.
Thanks for the feedback people! I always feel better if I know what's coming in a race and can prepare mentally for any nasties coming up. I spectated at the 2012 event, the weather was dire but the marshals and spectators were very vocal and enthusiastic in the encouragement to to the runners. Hoping for the same when it's my turn to run (and for better weather!).