Hi everyone, I was doing this race but have had to drop out due to a torn calf muscle. As a result I have a double hotel room at the Holiday Inn Manchester West (2 miles from the race village - perfect warm up) inc. breakfast. If anyone needs a room, I'd be happy to sell for £80. Please get in touch if you're interested or pass on to anyone who might be. Have a great run everyone
Really disappointed that you didn't triumph, especially after you put such effort into your campaign and got across your wit and humility on here (not the easiest thing to do via forum!).
The votes sure did look rather suspicious. Not sure how, when you were leading by such a big margin you could be overtaken within a short space of time. Also towards the end when your rival's votes were behind but he still managed to pip you to the post... hmmmm.
Your rival doesn't appear to have passed any commiserations in his victory post... perhaps he feels rather guilty... controversial perhaps
It would have been very interesting for me and others to follow your training from 3.34 to sub 3. I hope you will be planning for a spring marathon and will go it alone to show it can be done! Anyway, who wants to go to Paris when you could go to Manchester