thank you for your honesty about how tough it was having not fully prepared . its a refreshing change to hear people on this forum acknowledging that you cant just get up one morning after a couple of runs and sprint a half.
I will make sure I set my alarm early on the 22nd. I did a golden bond place once, the charity were great ( CLDF) but raising the money was very difficult. Decided I would just enter the ballot every year until I got in again.