A lovely little day trip down from Cheshire for this event congratulations to everyone involved in creating and executing such a great day. Thought I'd got away with it, that was until I tried to walk downstairs at the end of day at work this evening! really looking forward to coming back steps and all
Zaftig - no magic formula since I was at school I have always trained to push hard at that last section steadily increasing the pace at the end to give 100% the last 100m but Sunday I found the landmarks quite motivating and there was just something extra special about the crowds at the end still there in the rain it was pure adrenaline/dopamine carrying me through
As for socks cheap and cheerful Karrimor running socks from sports direct less than £5 for 2 pairs and they have awesome cushioning for me they do the job
Cheers guys the aches aren't too bad and the requirement to walk the dog is keeping me mobile but treating myself to a sports massage tomorrow
As for rain I have never been so cold as getting caught in a torrential downpour on Sunday although it was motivation to run between bridges and walk under them I was so grateful for marshals appearing with ponchos and foil blankets even if they weren't needed for long for that 20mins or so my shorts and t-shirt combo was wholly inappropriate
I like the t-shirt better than I expected Im a size 12-14 larger chested lady and it is a comfortable fit and much better in comparison to the thin white cotton one I got at the Cardiff half (only xl left as 'allegedly spectators had been collecting goody bags before the slower of us got round) and at the Wilmslow half the other week nice technical t but they ran out of goody bags before I finished (a few hundred of us missed out I think)
From the shirts I have got at other races this is the only one that isnt see through!
As for the rest of the goody bags its "free" stuff based on what companies supply the razor is actually very good as Id forgotten to pack mine and the ice gel things were amazing used one when I got back to the hotel and one the next morning before I left to attempt the stairs to the tube