The definitive guide to running the London Marathon 2018

You've done all the training, you've worked out what starting pen you're in, and now the race countdown is officially on. From the weather on the day, to the latest on the DLR strike, we've summed up everything you need to know about the 2018 London Marathon here: 

London Marathon 2018 Weather Forecast

With race day fast approaching, the London Marathon weather countdown is on. As we keep an eye on the forecast, we’re here to bring you the latest news on what to expect on Sunday 22nd April.

Supporters Guide to London Marathon 

From where to stand, to how to track runners on the day, if you're not running this year's London Marathon, here's everything you need to know. 

Where to get free food and drink after the London Marathon

We've rounded up the best food offers around to re-fuel once you've got your 2018 London Marathon medal in hand. From free pizzas all over the capital, to the best places to grab a beer (or wine) on the house, we've got it covered. Put your feet up, you deserve it! 

London Marathon weather: 8 tips for running a warm marathon 

As the forecast sets to be warm for this year's London Marathon, we look at these 8 top tips for running in the heat. 

London Marathon last-minute tips: How to pace your perfect marathon

With not long to go before the London Marathon, we look at three top tips to pacing your perfect marathon.

The last-minute marathon essentials to add to your shopping basket 

We’ve taken a look at the last-minute marathon essentials you might have forgotten, just in time for you to still take them on a few taper runs.

The Runner's World race time predictor 

Still not sure what pacing band to pick up at the expo, or what time you'll be realistically be crossing the line? Use the results of your recent training runs and our race time predictor to work out your predicted London Marathon finish time. 

Her Majesty the Queen is the official starter of this year's London Marathon

On Sunday 22nd April at 10.00am, The Queen will step onto a podium in front of the Round Tower in the grounds of Windsor Castle, to press the traditional red button, starting the 2018 London Marathon.

Stanley Biwott pulls out of the 2018 London Marathon with a leg injury

Stanley Biwott was set to start as the fourth quickest man in the elite men’s field of the 2018 London Marathon but has been forced to pull out with a leg injury.

Kathrine Switzer to run in London, 51 years after being the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon

Now 71, Switzer will run in the 2018 London Marathon for the first time, wearing her iconic bib number 261 – the same number she wore in Boston in 1967. 

How to deal with the pre-London Marathon paranoia 

Is that sniffle the first stage of pneumonia? Is that slight knee niggle a ruptured tendon that’ll keep you out of Sunday’s race? Sounds like an attack of acute maranoia, but RW has the prescription to get you to race day feeling positive, ready and raring to go.