My 2005 London Marathon

How was it for you? - Quotes and pictures from London 05

Posted: 18 April 2005
by Matthew Deller


The best moment: reaching the crowds at Tower Bridge - what a lift; in places the supporters were eight people deep.

The worst moment: having to move to a walk/run strategy far earlier than expected (16 miles).

The biggest surprise: as a first-time runner, the crowds in the last mile – oh yes, and the weather!

What I would do differently: perhaps slower start given the conditions, and do greater training to increase leg strength but hey, I finished.

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