Posted: 16/04/2015 at 13:44
Can tell you about my experience in 2013 (everybody else fed up of hearing about it ) I started at Blackheath, it was a very hot day so needed to cool down on a regular basis ..excellent firemen around 3 miles with a hose out and a lovely cool jet of water ...Bugger that was cold ..then at 10k all the runners from the other starts converge ..a few enjoyable insults thrown at each other ..now where is that bloody ship..and the cobbles ..now there is a mat covering them so that was Ok ..time for that bridge the Yank thought he had bought ..nope not London Bridge but Tower bridge and half way point ..result..TV camera's loads of people and the half way mark..now on towards Docklands ..the crowds here were three to four deep ...make sure you have your name on your vest as people yelling at me to "Keep Going sexy" ...Ok made up the sexy bit.....17,18,19 ..then the magic 20 mile bit only a 10k remaining, not long until you find yourself on Embankment and in the distance Big Ben ..down into underpasses ..eerily quiet then in the sunshine again and loads of noise
Smile at the Runners next to me..nick a Banana off some kid..sure he was offering,it to me... honest Officer
Turn right at Big Ben not long to go..look I have just caught up to a load of Squaddies ...*disclaimer this lot all running in boots with packs on theri backs ..
That guy a head of me getting loads of interest from the crowds...Ed Balls
Round the next corner ..Bloody Ell it's only the finish line ..5 hour 15 minutes later I am looking for a Pub for the first Alcholic drink since the 1st of January..Guinness time now enjoy the sun and watch the others come in
Biggest bit of advice from me is enjoy the experience, don't worry about times (Plenty of other Marathon's for that) but if you get a good time as well ...BONUS