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I'm doing my first ever marathon next Sunday (Edinburgh) and wondered if you could give me any first-timer advice/top tips?!
Also, I've been running my long runs with a water bottle filled with Lucozade Sport and a sunglasses bag in my other hand with essentials (Lucozade jelly beans/Shot Bloks, lip salve, keys). Is it okay to take your own stuff on marathon day or is it frowned upon? Checked the route map and gel is only at 2 water stations after the 20 mile mark, plus would be worried that the type they handed out would make me feel sick as some have in the past!