Good Lord, that was hard work!! Absolutey shattered (just got back to hotel!) so will make this brief - gun time 3:14:33, still waiting for chip time. Hit a very dark place in last 10k. Had some stomach problems, could face my gels and felt so nauseous. But refused to give up on sub 3:15 and so glad I didn't! Elated to see 3:14 at the finish, really thought I'd lost it.
Ace to meet Lit, Brixton Runner, and madbee (probably a few others too but my memory is hazy!). madbee - I was the one in a state! I couldn't carry both my goodie bag and baggage truck back as my arms wouldn't work (was in a bad way at the finish) and it took me about an hour to get to horse guard's parade, by which point I was blue, apparently. Couldn't face food until about 8pm tonight but feeling better now.
Anyway, will be back in next few days but just wanted to say hello and thank you and I chuffing well did it!!!
Malcs - thank you so much! Don't be daft about not keep up with this thread, I've struggled to keep up with it myself. You give so much support to so many people on here and it really does mean a lot, so thank you for taking the time to post.
I'll absolutely be looking out for you, bring on mile 10! If I get chance on Sunday morning I'll definitely come and say hello. Keep your eyes peeled for a tiny thing in black and white stripes
Getting nervous now. This might be the last day I can post on here before Sunday, so will thank everybody now. I don't want to mention everyone by name (only because I'll end up missing someone and then feeling really guilty!), so thanks to everyone that has posted on here. It's been brilliant and you've all been bloody ace at calming me down/giving me advice/listening to me whinge. Extra special mention to Lit and of course to mentee extraordinaire Westy. You'll all be with me on Sunday.
Found out that my family have got tickets for the grandstand thing at the finish line....can't wait to hear them roar when I approach. Getting emotional just thinking about it.