Can you use the same qualifying time twice? A friend of mine got a GFA qualifying time back in April 2015 and therefore got to run London this year... can he use that April 2015 time again to enter London 2017 under GFA as well.
Had a bit of a nightmare and first ever DNF. Had thigh / hamstring issue from the start but tried to ignore it and hoped it would ease. Went off a PB pace and seen Seren twice on the first out and back.
Passed T-Rex around 3-4 miles - I was going to say hello but you were in conversation with another runner and didn't want to interrupt. I started struggling more with the issue from around mile 7 and encouraged my club mates to press on. I think T-Rex overtook me around mile 9 just after the bridge and I was slowing so you probably seen me quite a bit behind on the way back. Ducked out after one lap and after explaining the issue they still let me collect a Half Marathon medal and goodie bag so thank goodness there was a half marathon option.
Went for massage afterwards which confirmed issues with hamstring / quads. Appointment booked with my usual sports massage therapist on Wednesday.
Enjoyed supporting everyone else and stayed until our last club runner was in just after the 4:30 mark.
T-Rex - really enjoyed the Ultra. A different experience for me having never gone beyond marathon and all of them being mostly road. Did recces of the course beforehand and mud ranged from what it was like on the day to bone dry. Lovely scenery and weather conditions were good after a drizzly start. I finished in 6:40 so we may have crossed paths at some point. I'm pretty sure I saw you in the early stages of Snowdonia Marathon - I'll make a note of your number and say hello this time.
Great Welsh was my first marathon back in 2011. Done a couple of halves on that course since plus a couple of the other Llanelli halves which use some of the course. Look forward to returning this weekend and to get a course best I need to beat 5:04:08 (PB is 3:50)