Posted: 03/06/2013 at 17:08
I survived it (just).... running a marathon with no long run training isn't to be recommended, lol !! All went really well until 10miles, then I got a severe calf cramp and it set like concrete. After it released I set off, but could not run with any pace or back came the pain
I thought about pulling out after 8 laps, but I don't like being defeated, so I slowed right down. There were a few more bad spells with cramp before the end though, including the last lap when in sight of the finish line I was brought to a complete stop again (I think I may have roared my disgust and a few choice words - so sorry if anyone heard my outburst, haha) .... a special thanks to RFJ for asking if I was ok on a few occasions as my legs packed up
That hill was a bit of a killer, in any case!! but TZ put on a great race, I almost collapsed when the huge chunk of bling was placed round my neck at the end!!
I have a feeling of not achieving what I wanted, so it gives me great pleasure to announce I'm already in for next year ..... and I would appreciate it if Ian and the tz team could take a steam roller and flatten out some of those hills (or provide a detour arround them in the latter laps!!!)