There was much excitement when 6 time Paralympic Gold medalist
|complex but well marshaled route
|David and Janet's cakes
|Unique timing device
|Past the first water stop
From mile 12 we entered 2x7 mile loops around the perimeter of the park that ended with extremely tough climbs (1.5 miles) at miles 16 and 23. I was still doing great coming through 20 miles in 2:51 and over 21 miles at 3 hrs. It was at this point I was overtaken by Janet Coby in her 300th marathon. What a woman!
It was at this stage the wheels came off and I had nothing left in the legs and with tough climbs on the way home I lost mucho time.
|Goodies for today
I knew I was safe for under 4 hrs so didnt push too hard for home and eventually came in 3:57:34 in a satisfactory day overall and another solid sub 4 hr. It was a very tough course and it was a very warm day and it was my 8th weekend running in a row, so lots of excuses there. I met up with Michael after and I was glad to see that he had settled well into London.
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