Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:09
I cannot believe the arrogant attitude of some on this board. I ran London this year. It was my first marathon. Finished in 4hrs 11mins. I never stopped running and I was in agony the last 6 miles. For someone to suggest that that wasnt an achievement is unbelieveable. I had hoped to break 4 hours but, with the heat on the day and probably lack of sleep due to nerves (only got 3 hours) it wasnt to be. I'm not dissappointed. I gave it everything I had.
Everyone had their own objectives and we all started our training from a different base level. Whether you finished in 2hrs 43 (like my brother who's been running for 30 years) or 6hrs 25 (like a friend of mine who lost 5 stone since Sept training for it (and has a bit more to lose)) well done. You completed 26.2 miles. You deserve your medal and you can call yourself a marathoner.