It really is a shame for those who needed GFA times and I can understand the disappointment. For the rest of us in my eyes we've all done a marathon (and yes I agree the walk to the stadium and back to the taxi easily covers the 264 metres!) and we worked bloody hard at it so I'm trying not to let this take away from my sense of achievement. I was a little disappointed with a couple of fellow runners I know who were a bit keen to point out how I had only 'nearly' done a marathon - damn sight more than they've done!!
Well done to you all of you! No matter what time you got you completed a marathon - and in tough conditions which is a great achievement.
I was over the moon to finish in around 4:12 (my chip time is showing same as the gun time so just waiting for that to be sorted out). Like everyone found it pretty tough from mile 18 with the hills, wind then the sleety rain but bounced back when I hit 23 as could think 'its just a parkrun to go'!
My family managed to find me at about 7 different spots and get to the finish which was amazing and really appreciated the encouragement from spectators and marshalls (had a little tear on the last mile it was so lovely!)