Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:32
If you finish the 100 you are a Legend, a legend in your own fish-bowl maybe, but still a legend. But when you're driving home, and you stop at services 200 miles away whilst wearing your finishers T-shirt, and some random stranger comes up to you and gives you a congratulatory hug you certainly feel pretty special.
I felt the same about the slogan on the marshals T-shirts when I rocked up this year. I understood what it meant when I arrived at the finish line and the previously packed car park was not quite as packed. You need to have a special quality to finish this, it's all too easy to bow out, drive home and maybe think about coming back next year to bow out again.
Yeah, I imagine there's tougher challenges; I'll get around to them in a bit.