Posted: 25/01/2010 at 09:42
Hi there - just hobbled into office to post here !
What a great run and very well organised but boy, it was tough ! Was aiming for sub 4 but my Garmin clocked me at 4.00.28 !! Pah....and yes - mine also said over 26.2 by an annoying margin.Â
Thanks to T Rex who tried valiantly to spur me on but I was suffering...he was very jolly and bouncing along...a hard act to follow.
Those slight inclines turned into massive hills 3rd time around.....I was talking to myself going up that last one and the mile along that lane to the finish !!!Â I almost lost the will to live and that is so unlike me...it went on and on and on.....a few yard markers would have helped along there if you hadn't done the course before.
Overall it was a well organised run - brilliant marshalls apart from one shouty lady at mile 5 telling us all to keep in or we will upset the locals !!
Would have liked a medal but paperweight also pretty cool.Â
Brilliant weather - sufficient water stations - enjoyed it more than I thought I would despite feeling slightly crippled this morning...oh and yes, very friendly field......was amazed at how many peopel were there training for Comrades !Â Respect.Â