Hello. I've just signed up to run the London Marathon 2016 under a charity place for the SSPCA (great charity). This will be my fifth marathon, and I am desperate to get sub-4. My PB was set at Brighton 2013 when I got very close with 4:00:32 - gutted! I was so disappointed and I went right off running for a while. Ran the Berlin Marathon last year in 4:17 and was happy with that because training was seriously interrupted due to work issues. This will be my first time at London, and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm not thinking about the winter training yet ...... Anybody joining me at London and also looking for under 4 hours?
Finished in 4:17, which although 17 mins slower than my PB, I'm still really pleased with given the enforced lack of training due to work commitments, plus my niggly back / butt / groin thing (which will now be getting fixed!) and let's not forget it was bloody roasting by the time the slower people like me finished! Had a great time, and almost burst into tears running through the Brandenberg Gate. I'm a girl though, so it's allowed. Congrats to all of you and good luck for the next one. There will be a next one, right ........????
Fly out of Glasgow at 8.50am tomorrow. Excited and anxious at the same time. Plan on doing the breakfast run on Saturday, then maybe watching a bit of the skating. Good luck to all of you, hope you get the times you're looking for. Bring it onnnnnn!!!