Orbutt - eek! Does this mean they have (foolishly!) put me in with the elites?! I better email them and get it changed back before I make a total show of myself on race day, plodding way behind them down the Champs Elysee!
I've logged in to the site today and looked at my race info, and my bib number seems to have changed. When I initially registered I got told my bib number was 9090, but now it's saying 522... I also am meant to be in the yellow 3h15 pen, but now it's saying "preferential"...!
My third Abingdon and another sensational day. I'd say this is definitely my favourite marathon. Training hasn't been ideal, with flu and a back injury meaning I didn't do anywhere near as many long runs as I wanted. Decided just to run it to enjoy it, with no time pressure. I loved it. Felt really good for the first half, getting to half way in a shade under 3.30 pace (slower than my PB but I didn't care). Slowed a bit in the second half (but not by as much as it felt) and ended up with 3h32m41s. Really really tough, but absolutely loved it. Fantastic organization, amazing marshals and lots of brilliant support. I will definitely be back in 2016, and then a PB will be mine!! Thanks to all who made the event possible.