Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:01
Have to say that before I got home and read this thread I was still in a dark place about the decision to cancel the marathon. My hotel room had cost just under £100 and I was looking forward to getting a decent mileage in with support, new surroundings, etc. So all I've actually done this weekend is scoff masses of carbs (thanks to Pizza Express special offer ) and shuffled a 13 miler that I could have done in my own New Forest back yard.
HOWEVER, I have never come across such cheerful, supportive marshalls (apart from the odd one or two wearing headphones....), felt so chuffed with myself and my friend's mum for battling through the conditions, experienced such a silent race, we were all just too bolloxed for banter, and, most rewarding of all, seen the Brit spirit of looking out for complete strangers who were worse off than ourselves and helping out however we could with extra layers, hugs and in promptu hot water bottles made from plastic botts and the generosity of the tea ladies. So, am I disappointed - yes, did I enjoy and will I remember it? HELL YES!!
Well done us