Posted: 12/10/2014 at 21:02
Thanks Mr V, Alehouse and Wardi.
It really was one of those days where everything just clicked into place - conditions, the course, pacing etc.
Even though it is a big city marathon, once you get out on the country lanes you can pick out everyone you know supporting along the route, which can be a real boost. Seeing Wardi at 23 miles was one such occasion
Eventually, the PB from 1993 has now gone and 2:47:34 has replaced it, which is not something that I was expecting to be able to say even at the start of this year. It was somewhat surprising to finish 24th overall and have nobody older than my ancient self in front, despite Darren Bilton and several other fast vets in the mix.
I think I might even blog this one