I guess you're all still in the pub, but I'll just say that it was all totally worth sitting this one out just to see Marigold at the half way/22 mile mark today, and then just making it to the pub to see his finish covered gloriously by the BBC.
It's a lot more fun to watch than I imagined. We had a whale of a time. It's odd to see how many runners at the sharp end I know by sight, and it's even odder to see that where I used to run actually was pretty sharp. Well done to all, commiserations to anyone who felt they should have done better, and all the best.
Well done Steve 6 - saw you a couple of times when I was waiting for my blind runner and you looked like you were going well. It is a bit bleak in Shoreham, isn't it? From our point of view, the speed bumps and slightly narrow course there aren't very helpful either. Still, I thought Brighton generally was a fantastic event.
Did the Trail Frison-Roche in Beaufort, French alps. 40km race, but with 2,700 metres of vertical ascent. One bit had nearly 1000m in just 3km, which is quite steep and needed hands at quite a few points. Had some sensational views from the crest at the top - stopped to take some pictures. Struggled (and lost lots of places) mainly on the downhills though - trainers weren't up to the damp bits and fell a lot, but also the legs just couldn't take running directly down red ski runs. Came 66th out of about 140, in a walking-pace 5:40, but pleased to be able to complete something like this with no real preparation.
Hope you're all well. As you see, this giving up marathons isn't really working well.