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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