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Saint Louis, MO Raving since 2023 World Marathon Majors Six Star hopeful/finisher Active 1 year ago

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Marathon London, United Kingdom Apr 23, 2023 5:27:00

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Race Distance Location Date Result My Raves My Performance
Marathon London, United Kingdom Apr 23, 2023 5:27:00

My Raves

London, one of the great world cities, for all its size exudes warmth, charm, history, world class food, delightful sightseeing, friendly pubs, exceptional public transportation, gorgeous green spaces, easy day … MORE

London, one of the great world cities, for all its size exudes warmth, charm, history, world class food, delightful sightseeing, friendly pubs, exceptional public transportation, gorgeous green spaces, easy day trips, and literally something for everyone. Worthy of wandering and discovery. Thus, London is perfect for the entire family.

As one of the Abbott Marathon Majors, London is exceptionally well organized (with, in my opinion, one flaw): an accessible expo, comfortable start area, enthusiastic spectators (the best I have ever seen/heard), easy underground travel so spectators can follow you along the course, and with an exciting finish at Buckingham Palace. My only complaint? NOT enough toilets along the course! In 2023 every toilet area had a queue of several minutes.

Be aware the course uses well paved but narrow streets and regularly has pedestrian crossing point even more narrowed. Thus, the course was moderately congested throughout the race. The frequent turns in the city added to the congestion BUT the views of this historic city were quite enjoyable. Despite carefully following the blue, optimum race line, I still added 0.5 miles to my course distance.

Advice? First, savor this generally flat race course through one of the world’s great cities; in my opinion, this is not the race for your PR. Secondly, in 2023 a number of runners became ill with COVID and other problems; travel, crowds, and training stress increase your risk for illness. Even without a pandemic take precautions to stay healthy before your race.

DIFFICULTY
2
PRODUCTION
4
SCENERY
4
SWAG
5

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