Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:36
I missed you all! No idea how - I was looking out too. Also missed my family...suspect I may have ran large parts with my eyes closed!
I found the day overwhelming - so many people running for personal reasons with pics of loved ones on their vests, crowd support which can only be described as amazing and people in running-defying costumes! That said, I was really demoralised on leaving Canary Wharf having missed everybody, found the weather hot (it can't win, I'd have complained if it was wet!) and found it very congested and had to just stop running many times as I couldn't get through, especially in the last mile. My chip time was 4hrs 58 mins so I am happy to be sub 5, but no PB for me today. VLM really is an amazing experience.
Even though I missed you, thanks anyway for all the support here - it made the build up a lot more enjoyable and felt a bit like I wasn't running alone ;0)