Always brush before a run, after one fateful Sunday morning when I got out of bed, straight into kit and out, and then 10 miles later went tits up and ended up sitting in A&E for 4 hours waiting for my face to be stitched up. Kept apologising to the nurses who said it was fine, but their faces said otherwise bless them.
John - I thought you did really well to get round, was only pointing out your time as normally folk take off a few minutes here and there, not add it on. Well done for everything you did. Don't go beating yourself up - the written word on a forum like this can take on a different meaning than if you'd just asked the question to a bunch of say runners. Keep up the good work for your lad.
John - you did it in 6.35, not 'nearly 7 hours'. Beside the toilet issue, well done on raising the funds, and some happy (or relieved?) photos of you going over that finish line and along the course for that matter!
She said on the one show that she had to seek medical attention about mile 7, as a blister on the sole of her foot had burst and her foot was wet through and slipping (presumably in the shoes). A rather graphic description for those of us eating at the time, yuk.