2old - Good news on the run. Yeah sometimes it's harder arriving a few days early and then having to wait for the race. Did n't video it but it was funny to watch.
red - Hope its a speedy recovery for you , just say the one brown tight is a new training idea and everyone will be doing it.
Strange run for me this morning, just under 21 miles at just over 8's but a real struggle from 16, lack of energy even though I had 2 gels. Maybe still tired from yesterday's bike or last night's stir fry(not many carbs) was n't the right meal choice for a long run. Got home and felt out of it, some flat coke, peanut butter on toast, pancakes, some biscuits and a short nap and all good.
Martin - you say every mile was a struggle, so maybe it just was n't your day, there are so many factors that go into running a marathon. Don't lose hope of the sub 3,your HM time indicates a sub 3 full but it's not always a given as some have a better natural abililty at speed endurance. I have a 1:27 half but have never gone under 3:15, the marathon can be a difficult beast to master for some.
Daren- Impressive, natural ability counts for a lot, did he at least slow down towards the end?
O4S - great report and great result for you, but would we expect anything less. Enjoy the alcohol, you definitely deserve it. Your friend John is my hero. To find your photos click on your name and it will give you your splits and an option to view your photos.
AA - You have earnt the aches, very well done for pushing through the painful miles. Get yourself fully recovered and train well for Abo, I will be relying on you or Freemers to drag me round to my 3:15.
nell - Not sure how old you are but aim for GFA at Edinburgh and start near the front at VLM next year, simples., and my swimming is shocking.
kfc - well done, similar race to me last year, I started walking at about 16, but the crowds do an amazing job of keeping you going for the last 10. Now get out running.
ant - Reports can never be too long, a lot can happen in 26 .2 and over 3 hours.. Very well paced/raced and congrats again on the PB.
My weekly blast this morning, 6 miles with the middle 4 quick, still coughing up loads of stuff so it was a struggle but splits were 6:35,6:42,6:41,6:34 so happy enough.