2:54:47 - first sub-3 done and dusted! I ran very even splits which was pleasing, 1:27:04 and 1:27:43. The slow-down all happened after mile 24 as my left calf was twitching and threatening to go into full-on cramp, so I backed off a little. That was an easy decision knowing that the sub-3 was in the bag already at that point!
Really great to meet many of you at the start and others at the Red Lion afterwards. Sorry to those I didn't get to speak to, but unfortunately my children were getting restless and we had to head home.
Well pleased for SL, Jools and TT, and glad I was able to congratulate them in person. I missed you Padams, but fantastic result! Further congratulations for others I met in the pub will follow once they post up their results.
One last thing, to everyone on this forum - thank you for your help, advice and encouragement over the years and at the start / on the road today. I know I did all the hard work, but in the tougher times, this forum helped me to stick to the task and now I've reaped the rewards.
Seems I missed a few people at the expo last night, mind you I wouldn't have recognized you anyway most likely. Saw Marigold at the Garmin stand of course. Other than that though the only thing which caught my eye was the London Pride stand on the way out. Nice touch with the free pint voucher in the goody bag!
Looks like we will get wet but it won't be too warm. I'll take that.