Watched the marathon last night and saw Marigold. He must have lost another 5s waving his arms in the air.
HR - Also saw your interview and very heartfelt it was.
TT - It was the 18weeker (broken down into 6 week segments) but still felt like a long time. I did a 12wk in 2011 and did a slightly quicker time than this year with a better pos split. I am 3 years older though.
TR - Got a sprint Tri on first May bank hol. Don't expect much from the swim bike start as haven't been doing much but will tell me what I need to do for targeting some summer tri's (maybe on south coast Dorset way). You should be getting some new wheels soon to try out the red Tri machine?
TT, TR - I did an 18wk build this time and on reflection that is a long time for 1 race even with a few races on the way. I could have probably gotten away with 14 weeks. Maybe the taper could also be a thing of the past and just treat the marathon like any other race.
??87.50 for the medal/t-shirt combo which is almost a 50% increase on last year. Had a few wanting my number too.
KC - It'll be the underpasses where gps buggers up.
LS21 - Some great splits there with only a slight decrease at the end. That's a fine run and must have taken a few in that last 800.
I had my Doms legs yesterday. An hour on the bike in the evening helped flush a bit of the rubbish out and I'm walking normally now. Will still give it a day or two before I try any running. Medal finishes on eBay tonight and up to ??67 already. So ??98 to beat then.
PP - That's one hell of a breakfast, you sure you've earnt it seeing as sunday was an easy run . Just looked at your splits and your 1st 4, 5k splits were metronomic within a sec or 2 of each other and the last half was good too. Maybe you should have led the elite race as Haile really didn't seem to have a clue on how to pace a race. Still haven't watched the race yet though.
Can't believe how much interest I have had over the medal. Over 200 watchers 34 bidders at £50 and over 1day to go. Had numerous emails from people abroad asking how much postage is. Also had a guy trying to get me down in price saying he didn't have much money and did the race himself but had to pull out at 22m, promising the medal to his son.