Good stuff, Alehouse. If you see Ron again can you ask him if he'll be there with his RUN 26 number plate, it would be good to get a pic of that with our M262 RUN together And, no we haven't had chance to get back to Cheadle for the dog lead yet.
It really was one of those days where everything just clicked into place - conditions, the course, pacing etc.
Even though it is a big city marathon, once you get out on the country lanes you can pick out everyone you know supporting along the route, which can be a real boost. Seeing Wardi at 23 miles was one such occasion
Eventually, the PB from 1993 has now gone and 2:47:34 has replaced it, which is not something that I was expecting to be able to say even at the start of this year. It was somewhat surprising to finish 24th overall and have nobody older than my ancient self in front, despite Darren Bilton and several other fast vets in the mix.
Alehouse - We still need to get back to Cheadle to get that dog lead, we'll let you know when. Last Saturday was a very rare non parkrun Saturday, I was knocked for six by some dodgy virus. After the best part of two days in bed I found myself on the start line of the Burnley 10k on Sunday morning just a couple of hours after getting up - that was an interesting experience
That 50 years stretch is unlikely to ever be achieved again.