Posted: 25/04/2016 at 14:34
DT - Congratulations on the PB.
WJH - Very frustrating but everyone has marathons where they feel that circumstances dealt them a very unfair hand on the day. Generally it is compensated by another one where everything clicks perfectly so fingers crossed that you get the deserved outcome in the not too distant future.
Alehouse - Where did you spot us, was this the red button coverage? The race itself was approached cautiously with the 50k and marathon from the last 4 weeks in the legs. Unfortunately, that really messed up the first half for me as I was effectively roadblocked by the large sub3 group until past 10 miles. I'm rubbish when I can't keep a consistent momentum going!
The 2nd half was much more enjoyable so ended up with a 2 minute + negative split - 1:29:25, 1:27:08 for 2:56:33. In 10 attemots at London the last 10 miles have never felt as good.
As for HO, quite an unusual day. She decided not to run 30 mins before the start but got next to no assistance from the marshalls in how best to travel to Westminster.....so ended up deciding to run anyway. 2:52 later she had finished 23rd female....