Hi I'm ok, really gutted about my time however went back to work yesterday and my students all gave me a round of appluase and wanted to see my medal. It was the look on their face and how proud they were of me that made me realise that I did achieve something people can only ever dream of.
I'm going to let myself fully recover but I think I need to try and get a place next year to prove to myself that I can do it in under 5 hours until then I'm going to start my triathlon training.
Thank you all for your supoort throughout my training, without you guys I wouldn't have made the start line let alone the finish!
I can feel your pain. I had a really bad race, my first ever and I predicted it would take me 5:05 max but was hoping for a sub 5.
I was going well till about mile 11 when my knee started to play up (a pre existing injury flared up). I made it to mile 13 which by this point it was painful I ended up having to stop at the first aid tent every 2 miles until mile 21. I ended up walking a couple of miles and finished 6:19. I was in agony and absolutly gutted with my time. My training had been going well apart from a few blips but so so gutted with my first marathon.
My knee is now swollen and needs attention.
I said never again but I feel I need to do it one more time to prove I can do a sub 5.
Hi everyone. My first marathon (and my last) was agony my knee started to hurt at mile 11 and by 13 I was in agony, I had to keep stopping at the first aid tent to get a massage and ice pack. I did finish but was over an hr after the time I hoped 6:19. Gutted but I'm in so much pain now I'm just glad I finished.