Andi. It's a strange one that doesn't make a lot of sense. At Reading Half I did 1:48. Just under 8:15/mi. On Sunday I hadn't even reached halfway and thought I was going to die. At 12miles I just suddenly felt drained. Dropped right back to 9:30/mi yob try and hang in. In training I can knock out 10miles in 1:28 week in week out. That's 8:50/mi.
Maybe it was just a big day. The crowds were immense, there's no hiding from them, I don't do the sun. It just wasn't my day. That's marathons for you.
Back to halfs for the summer and a couple of park runs I think. Then a November marathon.
You know what went wrong. The water wasn't delivered. You have no legal right to be told why it wasn't delivered if it is a private company and you're not a shareholder.
It would be a good idea for them to explain why it wasn't delivered, which they have done.
It would also be a good idea for them to state that they have put measures in place to assure it doesn't happen again and maybe to tell you what they are. Most people seem to agree that the water or bowsers should have been delivered 24hours beforehand.
Other than that no one has a right to know the details of any legal dispute between the organisers and the water company.