Well, that was interesting! Not my best time, but still under 3:50. Lot of problems with my knee in last 7-8 miles and I was getting cramp in my calves, and I never suffer from cramp! Had to run walk, in small sections, these last few miles. Had to be attended by first aid when I finished ... Well short of my PB, but I felt, in terms of overcoming adversity, it was probably my best marathon.
Also, I do think Brighton organise a great marathon, lots of people on the streets, the sun was shining, very friendly and in terms of organisation, almost as smooth as clockwork from my point of view.
JR, I have no idea. I went out at a gentle pace myself today and yet it also seemed like a real slog! At one point a friendly runner went past me so I joined him for a mile and a half, running about 1.5 minutes per mile quicker, but as soon as we parted ways, I slowed right down again.
Stephen, that is a good pace!
20 miles for me today, but knee still doesn't like to do anything over 16, so used run/walk.