All was going really well for a sub-4 hour target, until I needed to use some of my Lucozade Sport running gels, after then the stomach ache and tummy cramps set in, a very needed pit-stop to the toilet lost me vital time! 4.07 was my official time in the end!
Last year I could not stomach the gels so I spent all winter getting used to them and finding my own way to take them without gagging, then race day comes along with the hot weather and the gels give me the trots!
If I manage to get into the marathon again next year I think I will have to review my race day refuelling again!
Anyone have any other ideas on how to refuel during races?!
I am really pleased with my time and without the pit stop I may have just snuck in under the four-hour mark - but equally I may not have done! Well done to all who raced! Fingers crossed I will see you again next year!
A fantastic day well supported bringing the whole community together to support fellow runners!