It was a great day, even with the dreadful weather, but yet again the crowds were out in their thousands to offer support and encouragement. The last 2 years I have found the crowd so helpful in dragging the runners through the last few painful miles.
We had trained for months for the marathon, and so would not miss the big day whatever the weather, but the crowd come and support the runners on their own which is terrific.
My worst moment was having my ankle clipped by another runner accidentally at around the 14 mile mark. I turned my ankle over and was in some pain, but was still happy to just beat the 4hr mark, coming home in 3hr 57 min!
I will be celebrating by setting up a new training regime in order to improve my time and performance for my next marathon. I think my training was sufficient, but I don't think it was enough to improve on my previous time.
The buzz you get from not only running the London Marathon but also crossing that line cannot be explained in words, and I would highly recommend that every runner try at some point to run it at least once.