Hello! Thanks for all the good wishes and congrats to AWC (really glad you had a good one despite the hills!) and Innocent (hope you celebrated with many a Guinness after!)
Good news my side with 3:39:47. Didn't enjoy the first half, very paranoid that my aches and pains (that were STILL achey and painy!) would get worse but after half way I relaxed and then the miles ticked by nicely and had a strong final mile and a smile on my face.
I was pretty even on first and second half splits, nearly all between 8:15 and 8:30 with one outlier in each direction and think my final mile was sub 8.
I think they did well with the course route, considering its not the flattest city but I found it a touch dull! Not so much to see and could have done with a few more dj's and bands ... I do find those things really help my spirits! But the support was great and the Guinness I had after was the best thing ever.
First time flying back after a race .... had to stand with the flight attendants as too painful to sit down for long.
Taking a month mostly off running to psychologically recover and then starting P&D 18/70 for Brighton!