Follow the progress of Mustkeeptrying, our sub-5:00 hopeful
soooo happy to cross the line. The sun was relentless, I really felt like giving up at about mile 21...then to my amazement, the runners world pace maker for 4.48 (sub 5 11 min minutes) ran past me so I kept with him for 2 miles. After that I dropped off and decided to do a walk, run until the end to get within the 5 hours, which was my ultimate goal, didn't feel like killing myself to get 10 minutes faster.
The crowds were thick all the way round the course! Just so much support.
Well done everyone, I had had an amazing day, will post pictures and race report tomorrow. It really was as special as I thought it would be, and my nephew was just so chilled out, he gave me a huge smile at the end, and I burst into tears
I had just got back from a long train journey (as my dad managed to lock his keys in the car so we couldn't get home - yes, just what I need after running a marathon). But we went to the Hard Rock Cafe and had a nice beer and burger...
O Matt - I saw Pete (sub 3 Paris) in the crowd - I shouted his name and wanted to congratulate him but he kinda looked at me and probably thought "who the hell are you?" lol! But I was in my stride by that point. I think I was a bit surprised to see someone who looked familar, apart from Denise Lewis of course!!! woweeee that was cool!!!!
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