In principle this looks like a great retrieval of a great marathon. But .... I've had some email correspondence with the new organisers and they doubt that they will uphold the Griffin tradition. So, those of us who have run lots of Canberra marathons but not quite 10 may well be starting at no.1 in April 2011. Not happy/not impressed. I think some serious lobbying is in order.
It wouldn't be the same without the Griffin tradition. It must be carried over and continued, somehow.