Posted: 27/11/2013 at 15:54
mamfox - hope your toddler gets better soon and you can get back to running normality
Shades - I've never seen gluten free drink stations either so that's a bonus point for them. I would have been well cheesed off without a medal though - it would be no good to me after 2 weeks. There are 3 essentials on my marathon list: water, adequate signposts and a medal at the end. There are lots of preferables too but they aren't essential. Having said that at my last marathon in Ravenna they ran out of water at the first drinks station. I wasn't happy, I honestly don't see how they can run out of water.
SK - why you take a 1 direction annual with you and show it her as you're about to set off
Big G - I can confirm that Manchester is a fast course and I thought it was fairly well organised too with a lot of support
S32 - wise choice not to do the double if you're not ready. Good luck for the 10k!
I should have a 4km relay race then an 8 k individual race on Sunday but I told my club secretary that I'm busy. I'm not - I just can't be bothered to go. I've gone off running with a number stuck to me.