So, tough race for many reasons. Knew it wasn't my day after about 6miles when, going downhill, I just couldn't make my target pace. Took a lot of willpower to continue at that point but I did it. Found struggling hubby at 21miles so decided to wander home together and not worry about time. Finished hand in hand in 4.34 so what really is there to complain about?! This race was always going to be about more than my sub-4 target. Hope you all had a good race and thanks again for the support.
Thank you once again for the support and advice, it has been very much appreciated. I have struggled with rollercoaster emotions over the last few days where I am fine one minute and then very sad the next but I hope those periods will lesson as time passes.
Cbo, thank you for the offer of the meet up. I am fortunate to be running with my hubby and we are starting from Regent Road (is the London Road start for special/speedy people??!) but I will certainly come on and let you know how it goes. I think whatever happens I should be proud but it will be difficult if I fall short of my goal having trained so hard. C'est la vie eh?
Best of luck for Sunday to you and all who are running, I hope you have a wonderful and successful race.