Tell it Like it Is
Well I finished somewhere between Nell McAndrew and Natalie Cassidy...
I was pretty strong for the first 18 miles or so, but around that point I realised that walking is actually a lot less rigorous than running. I wasn't the only one, I'd say pretty much 40% of everyone still on the legs was cramping up and making it round in spits and starts.
I finished in 4:45, which I'm pleased with. I reckon I'd have been around 4:25 if I was prepared to endure a bit more pain, but I'd have ended up with the same medal. It's a hell of a long way though, a marathon. I'm not sure I'd want to do another one.
Not just yet, anyway.