Happy days.... Stayed over in MK last night as was originally meant to be going for a marathon PB..... that all changed a while back as you know injury got in the way (so dammed inconsiderate...)
However, we still went and I dropped to the half, a nice good move, and 3 and 1/2 laps later crossed the line with only a few aches and pains in 1:38:26, (well over a minute slower than PB pace).
Loved it, felt free was in 5th pace at the start (not inc the relay teams) moved up to 4th half way through the 1st lap, and stayed there till 12m once I had closed down 3rd place (that took over a lap to do) then put he burner on a tad to get and maintain the gap to finish in 3rd......
Splits - pretty good not sure where the 7:51 came from as didn't feel tired at 11m, and the 7:14 in the last mile was opening it up a little.... 7:28, 7:29, 7:24, 7:27, 7:27, 7:37, 7:40, 7:32, 7:34, 7:39, 7:51, 7:32, 7:14, .26
Good day now tired and aching......(in a good way)