Just want to say a huge thank you to the 9 min mile pacer ( I know your surname is Caroll?!)from the blue start. Youdid a fantastic job and gave some great encouragement all the way around. With your help I managed to break sub 4 at my 3rd attampt (3.53) so am feeling pretty chuffed. Thank you!
I have taken part in the FLM on 2 previous occasions but on both attempts have really struggled to keep mentally positive through the race. At about 20 miles I just wanted to give up and sheer determination got me to the end (also walking/hobbling and the occasional break into a run!). The goal for this my third attempt is to get to 20 miles, still be smiling and to run the rest of the way. If I can do these things then I should also achieve my aim of getting under 4hrs. Both my husband and I have a place this year so fitting training around our jobs and 3 children (and 2 dogs!) will be challenging but I am up for it.
I have a ballot place but have also applied to run for MacMillan in memory of my aunt who died in October