What a fantastic day out, the crowds were amazing at times. I remember hitting the wall of people just around 13 miles near the pier, that was a goose bumps experience.
I wrote C'MON TOM on my charity vest and so many people were shouting it, it was a fun day interacting with the crowds and I made sure I tried to acknowledge each person who supported me.
Tempted to come back and better my 5:36 but I am happy with the great memories I have. I need to change my running style if I am ever going to run long term as I am 'bio-mechanically inefficient'.
When you are slow like me, the crowds and participants thin out a bit and it was hard at times. The strangest bit was running along the promenade from 23 miles, among people going about their everyday lives in the beach huts and cafes. That was surreal.
The grandstand finish was awesome and the sun had been out for a while by then so happy days all round.
As I am realtively slow and like to have a picnic on my way around, there are simply not enough pockets so I am advocating masking taping the gels and sweets to my vest. If more of you do it, I will be less self concious
Would buy a belt but I keep kidding myself that I will be one and done.