Posted: 11/06/2016 at 10:42
lowrez - loving the picture on the 2016 thread. A brilliant memory to the end day. And agreed about the value for money on the pictures, much better than this country.
For me, the race is all about the traditions and history of the past 91 years. When you read the race history, the route is identical to the first one back in 1921 (pretty much anyway), so you know you running in the footsteps of all the great past champions plus of course the thousands of others runners who have completed the race. Starting with the emotional anthems, chariots of fire, cockcrow, then of course the amazing support and ending with the nerve tingling final cutoff. You don't get that anywhere else.
I also like the fact you have to qualify, so you get that buzz when you cross the line of the whichever marathon you have chosen to run, knowing you will be on the start line next year.
Plus of course, the amazing camaraderie and support of the great people on here. Its great to share the race and experience with you all.