The Kobe Marathon presented different challenges for Boyle with a testing climb at the 38-kilometre mark, however the cooler temperature in Japan was welcomed.
“Running in Japan was an experience also because they have some pretty crazy offerings at their refreshment tables like salted fish and cakes!”
While Boyle remains favourite for the title, he is playing down his chances by just promising to “run as fast as I possibly can.”
Boyle’s biggest threat in the field will be last year’s runner-up Aidan Hobbs who ran a time of 2:28:21.
The women’s race also has an exciting line-up with Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games representative Melanie Panayiotou the favourite to take out the title.
Three debutantes Tennille Ellis, Nerissa O’Donnell and Christie Winmill will be the ones to watch as each could cause an upset for Panayiotou.
Two-time champion and mother of three girls under three, Roxie Fraser, is also a contender for the podium and will be drawing on her experience of victory in both the 2009 and 2011 championships.
For budding QLD Champions or recreational runners trying to run their best marathon time, Boyle’s advice is simple.
“Run your race as evenly as possible. Start conservatively and make sure you’re taking in enough fluid and stay on top of your nutrition- it is more enjoyable if you’re passing people in the second half!”
The 2019 Queensland Marathon Championships are open to all Queensland residents and registered Queensland Athletics club members from Northern New South Wales.
The full elite field for the 2019 Gold Coast Marathon will be announced on Global Running Day on 5 June.
More information on the championships at the Gold Coast Marathon is available here. Entries are now open for the Kobe Marathon here.