Unfortunately they don´t have any last minute places and don´t accept any name changes so you can´t get hold of a formal place at this stage as far as I know. But as they don´t do any ID check at the bib pickup some starting places will be availible anyway from people who is not going to run. This of course means that you are going to run in someone elses name.
Dopey: It was better than I expected. Had heard a lot of complain about the lack of organization but they seem to have shaped up in the last few years. The race is run by the same organization that does Tour de France and the Dakar rally so I guess they have some knowledge in their field.
The only drawback I can think of is the fact that they don´t serve any energy drink, except for at one aid station. You also need a doctors certificate which can be time consuming and expensive to get hold of. But I definitely recommend it. Will probably do it again in the future.
Yes, the bar prices are horrible in this country. Expect to pay between 5 and 8 pound for a pint. Mixed drinks are even worse. They are served with 4 or 6 cl of liquor and typically cost between 8 and 12 pound. However, prices are generally lower in the Södermalm/Söder (South) part of town, althought they aren´t exactly cheap there either.
If I´m not successful in the London marathon ballot - probably. Thinking about Rome or Barcelona, but as I have been to Barcelona quite many times in the last years I think it will be Rome. Have done Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris so far and is registered for Swiss alpine C 42 and Berlin later this year so it will be my sixth.