Thanks for the info guys, great stuff! Pretty sure I won't be running sub 3 hours by April Tricky-Dicky, hopefully I'll be back there one day though, but valuable advice about the pacers as I'll be looking to break 3:15.
I'm also not keen on using energy drinks I haven't tried, which is why I asked the original question. Think I may just buy myself a race belt and stick to gels for this one!
Fair point about the weather, guess there isn't a lot I can do about it anyway, so may as well just get on with it!
Guys, I'm sure these questions will have been asked before and I first looked at the thread with every intention of reading through to find the answers, but gave up around 500 posts in! A few questions about the marathon for those that have run it before....
1. Whats the start like? Can't remember my colour, but I'm in the 3hr to 3:15 bay, am I likely to get slowed at the start? If so by how much? I also have friends in the 4:15 to 4:30 bay, how will it be for them?
2. Whats the temperature been like during the race for the last few years?
3. I read somewhere that there are no energy drinks on the feed stations, is that correct?