Brookie- it was indeed Simon who I gather overcooked it in the 1st half of the race forgetting that he's no longer a V40 and ran out of puff. There's a nice pic of the 2 of you chatting along Peep a day lane! Fortunately he had enough energy to take down the finish line scaffolding as the 5hr+ finishers were crossing the line. I think all those who looked like they would be over 5hrs were warned at the 1/2 way mark that the course would start to be closed down
So pleased you all had a good day- hope to see you again next year.
Nayan- its not that bad. Its a footpath under the road but having got used to the flatness of the course over the previous 24 miles, it is a bit of a shock to the legs. If you came across it while out shopping you'd struggle to remember it!