reikrabbit - know what you mean about the crowds in the last half of the race...I'd managed to rein my pace in during the first half of the race rather than go off too fast like I've been known to so as not to burst towards the end and so by half way I still felt pretty good and was keeping up with my target pace, and then that's where other runners were starting to walk...I totally ran into the back of one person when he just stopped suddenly right in front of me - quite comical now I look back . Then spent the next 5 miles dodging people as they slowed to walk suddenly. Kept me alert for sure. The hours flew by though enjoying the atmosphere - flew by much faster than they did in training!
Ten - ha ha actually the marathon didn't come up in conversation at all during the pitch, but lots of chat with my colleagues about it on the train to the meeting once they saw me hobbling through Paddington at 8 this morning . And oh no about your car!!! typical!
SB: the loo queues were impressive, but more impressive was how quickly people were in and out of them once the guy on the tanoy announced it was just 10 minutes til the start of the race . What was worse were the crowds at the meet and greet - I heard one runner get quite livid when a spectator walked over his feet! It was madness, but then I guess to be expected with an event that size. Great day though..still smiling.
Hey there. I'm alive and happy . Managed to get rounding 5:21 and pretty pleased with that. Did quite steady pace up to mile 20 and them it really got hard with quite a lot of walk gaps between jogging to get through the last 6...but then the last stretch after turning onto the mall to the finish must have been the fastest but...absolutely amazing atmosphere and seemed to drag out a massive burst of adrenaline from somewhere. And didn't realise how emotional it would be...crying as I crossed the line with just pure elation. Amazing amazing day. Now very sore and worst luck had to travel to a sales pitch this morning! Well done all!
Excitteeeeedd...and very nervous. Just got home from the expo and am now registered for Sunday...eek! Good luck MWW and others doing VLM too on Sunday. I'll be blue number 1824, with red charity bib over top of my white t-shirt (forgot Princes Trust were sending that) and white running cap. Right - time to rest .
Hope your rest is going well Craig? Or did you get out for a run today like I think you mentioned you might?