7 seconds quicker today . In horrible cold, windy weather with heavy showers (some of them hail or sleet showers - lovely!). Just about every single marshal on the course said "well done" when I passed, despite the fact that it was a small field and there weren't many people behind me, which really helps when you think you're about to die or can't keep it up. Then I had a surprise welcome committee of Husband and three children at the finish line (they were all still in their pyjamas when I left the house). I really appreciated the warm shower when I got home.