My 2004 London Marathon

How was it for you? - Quotes and pictures from London 04


Posted: 21 April 2004
by Phab Paul

Time: 4:42

From PHAB PAUL No. 42784 in the yellow Sgt. Pepper's uniform

Best moment: Being grabbed by The Sport newspaper girls for a photo!

Worst moment: Rain and sweat in my eyes, and having to wipe my glasses with wet tissues

Biggest surprise: Being grabbed by The Sport newspaper girls!

My goal: To beat last year's time (this was my second FLM age 49), I did beat last year's debut with an un-official time of 4:42. Last year my official time was 4hrs 58mins 32secs.

I would not do anything differently, everything went very well.

Key to success: I ran 11 minute miles for the first 20 miles and seemed to have plenty (well maybe not plenty) in the tank for the last few miles. My wife and daughter said it looked as if I was sprinting to the finish!

Celebrating: In a warm bubble bath thinking of those 'Sport' girls!

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