Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:44
Well said Kirsty - wear your medal with pride, I still like last years t-shirt which says "Manchester Marathon 2013 FINISHER", the medal was seriously big.
The last 6 miles, the pain, the determination, the motivation and the crowds did help me not stop, when they called your name, just to get to the finishing line, bliss. As they say pain is temporary, pride is permanent or something similar
I have a couple of DNF's one was a marathon due to injury and Pontefract parkrun in a gale force wind which was in your face, just couldn't get my breath and then thought what am I doing this for, there's always next week, so I stopped turned round and went home.