Time: 3:48Caught and tagged on with Sean and his colleague (3.45 pacers) from about 2 miles and stuck with them until 22/23 miles. Couldn't quite hold the pace over the last 3, but finished in 3.48 which is my best mara for 4 years. My splits were 1.54.15 and 1.54.02. Big thanks ...
Time: 4:25An amazing (and painful at times!) experience. Started to hurt badly at 24 miles... thought I was going to burst into tears at 25 miles with the emotion of it all.. coming up to the finish the crowd were superb. They could see I was just about done in and all these peop...
Time: 4:34Threw my bin liner away 8 mins. before crossing start line - big mistake.Fantastic atmosphere - great bands, superb support throughout - highlights were Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf. Surprised how packed the race was almost to the end. Going for 4:30 but 4mins outside ...
Time: 4:35I think that photo sums up about how I was feeling approaching mile 18! Thank goodness for the forum supporters - I got a real lift from seeing everyone there - and the slice of orange! It was a spectacular day and its taken me a while to come to absorb what happened on...
Time: 5:06It was harder than I thought, which makes me even more proud that Ifinished. I had hoped to finish under 5 hours, but made it in 5:06:04. I hadalso anticipated walking through the water stations, but I ran the wholething (very slowly at the end!). The last 5 miles were ...
Time: 5:31My first worst moment was tripping over another runner's legs and falling to the ground when going for a water station at 22 miles.The next worst moment was being led to a St John's ambulance for a check-up and being put on oxygen. THE worst moment was the doctor's reac...
Time: 5:38The best moments? Running over Tower Bridge and feeling great, seeing my family at 5 different points en route, the crowds who shouted and shouted my name ,which magically lifted me off my feet to carry on for a few more miles. Without them, I'd still be at mile 16!!!...
SupporterI was manning Mile 22 water station with Tilly Potter and a whole host of others, and would like to say how marvelous you all were.We felt so sorry for the poor souls who'd burnt out and were walking by our station. Very cold and wet, but we tried our best to cheer them ...
4:26 “...Never mind becoming a pop or film star: run the London Marathon and you will feel the adoration, good will and support of thousands...” Read the full quote1824-- Time: 4:26London is a magnificent, wonderful city, and never more so than
the winter clothes I had run in all through my training, and not have to panic about running the marathon in brand-new (and therefore likely to be highly chaffing) shorts and vest! Oh, and a gold star goes to the masseuse at the SPARKS hospitality event. She
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