It was totally devestating to have such a great run and hoping for a good time. Not only did it take over 10mins to cross the finish line but a further 40mins to get chips cut off and medals. No room for cool down or stretching as we were all packed in like sardines. I was freezing cold and very stiff and aching by the time I eventually got free! Not good and lame excuses are not acceptable. This was a complete cock up and I will not be going back again.
Thought I would try a half somewhere a bit different so entered the Paris Half. With a field of 27,000 it was pretty awesome and generally the organisation was pretty good - until the finish.
Having had a good run and feeling good I put in a good pace for the last few KMs - I was hoping for a good time and was really looking forward to getting over the finish line to see my results. I went flying down the finishing straight only to come to a wall of people at about 50m from the finish line - there was a bottle neck and it took me a further 10mins to cross the line. I was devestated. How could the organisation gone so horribly wrong?