The build-up has been rather quiet after the initial interest from several members. I know that James Millington has missed some training in August due to illness otherwise he feels fairly confident for the marathon. I am only running the half so should be straightforward but could have trained more consistently and missed the Burnham Beeches half marathon on 23 Aug due to transport problems.
On the day we could try to meet-up near the baggage marquee(s) for a photo-call at 9.30am although with such a big event and other factors, not everyone is likely to make it in time. Of course it will be easier to take photos at the finish. We (half marathon runners) can meet up again near the stands overlooking the finishing straight. For the marathon runners we will aim to save you the walk to the stands as we did for Stewart Boulton at the 2007 event, his first marathon when he all but collapsed.
On the eve of the event I previously suggested the Alley Cafe Bar around 6.30pm in the centre of Nottingham at Cannon Court, off Longrow West, near Market Square (north-west corner). Is anyone interested in meeting up here? The few VC&AC members entered are also interested. We met there prior to the 2007 event, see website photos. For more details of the Alley Cafe click here.