Get up at 6.30am & eat bowl of porridge & cup of tea. Get train from Wimbledon & arrive at mile 14 at about 9.30am.
Paula whizzes through at 10.10am looking incredible. Elite women follow, we study their running style & advise accordingly.
10.50am: Elite men arrive at 14 with Paula co-inciding exactly opposite on the Highway at 21 miles.
Mass start runners follow elite men building more & more. Start to get double vision trying to spot fellow club runners / forumites. Karaoke Pacer is easy to spot!
1pm: Get DLR to Mudchute & join forumites at 18 miles. Jolly time cheering & meeting new / already known faces. Special welcome for Benz & Helen as they turn up!
Off to Thistle: 1 and a half pints of Stella hardly touch the sides.
Home: Finally get something to eat. Husband opens bottle of red & cooks barbeque. Drink glass of red in sorrow at having missed Snoop (saw 3 cavemen & none of them was you!) and Fruity Reindeer.
Have another glass of red in celebration of private viewing of Nicko’s tattoo at Thistle!
My feet ache! Spectating is definitely hard work.