I loved it as usual. 1.38 for me which is 3 minutes quicker than last year so very pleased with that.
I really wanted to run up Milton Road for the first time but I made use of the water station half way so ended up walking to take a drink.
I found myself in the unusual situation of running completely on my own for about half a mile, big gap in front of me and behind. It was a well supported spot as well so people were clapping and cheering just for me. That was quite special
I do find blisters take a long time to fully heel but have you tried using a Compeed to protect the area? VLM does seem a long time ago now though to still be suffering.
I'd also suggest you try applying Body Glide to your feet in blister prone areas. I suffered terribly with blisters for 3 years until I started using this but now not a hint of one. I use it for all my runs no matter how short.