The above is a picture of your very happy editor, now in possession of a 4:05:11 marathon PB (down from 4:18:07 this spring). She would recommend Eindhoven as a very fast & flat course INDEED, with the pacers & music of a big-city marathon but no crowding at all. Own drink held out to you… short toilet queues… cool (it was a little warm to start but they handed out sponges every 5k, and then the heavens opened and the sponges were no longer necessary).
She would not recommend green hair gel though. Ten minutes with my head under the tap in the loos at Eindhoven airport… and it got everywhere.
Still walking down stairs backwards.