Do you mean 2:05 Kenny?! Our fuel station was just before the Lucozade 30k part. But it just had the elites drinks so once these were all gone, all you could see were 6 white tables at the edge of the road. Michel R was running on the LHS as he came past at that point.
Lily, enjoy the well deserved massage and hope you wore your medal with pride today. Enjoy Dorset, I bet that beach run was beautiful today.
Snap D, I had a look at your splits and you ran a perfectly paced race - congratulations! Hope the legs are OK.
Big G, I saw those sisters being interviewed too! Were they for real? All the Guinness WR attempters are usually in the green start but how on earth were they taken seriously?! Can't believe the interviewer didn't even flinch when they said sub 2:30, for goodness sake!! BTW thanks for the advise re parkrun. I've come to the conclusion that the only way for me to improve is to try another course!
I really felt for Mo. I get the feeling he really wants to be liked, especially after coming away from SPOTY with nothing after getting double Olympic and World Champ golds. I hope the public remain supportive and that he comes back to prove BF wrong. It can't have been easy running on his own for so long.
Well done KK, glad you enjoyed the race. I saw Michel Roux at the 30k point, were you with him then?!
Lee, sorry it didn't go as planned. Did you have pain anywhere or was it fatigue? Well done for ploughing on. Hope you still managed to enjoy the atmosphere.
I enjoyed the day although did prefer running it to watching. We had a great view from the fuel station. The drinks station had 6 tables and each table had specific drinks allocated to it. We had to line up the drinks in a specific order but the runners then had to grab their own drink. Lots of them had elaborate decorations on to help them locate them, such as flags, tinsel hoops (which allowed them to scoop them up with their arms) and plastic flowers. Our tables drinks included Haile's and Dibabas. I was able to take Haile's one home as he pulled out at 20k so didn't get to us. We had drama with Dibaba as she knocked the bottle over onto the floor and then picked it up. It lost her about 10 secs and meant that the two Kenyans in front were able to break away! We hung around for a bit screaming people's names out and saw quite a few runners from our club. Some people had brought lots of jelly babies which they put on the tables once the elites had all gone. A lot of the runners were very grateful.
Good luck everyone! I've deferred due to injury but am looking forward to volunteering at the elite fuel station. My dad is leading the green start runners on his bike for the first mile so please don't knock him over