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I have to agree, the crowds were amazing. It would have been a long 26 miles without them. So up lifting.
Thank you for comments. The London Marathon is the best and crowds fantastic from start to finish. I'm 65yrs and have enjoyed the crowds each time completed. Everyone is a winner in London who compete from the front runner to the back markers and the crowd encourage each and everyone to get round safely.Well done to all
Best moment - Chatting with Andrew Strauss (briefly) at the 5k mark. He was the only 'celebrity' I actually recognised.
Worst moment - was actually on 17th March; 5 weeks before VLM, running in the Finchley 20. At about 10 miles it finally sunk in that with various injuries, illnesses, work etc I hadn't done sufficient training and VLM 2013 was not going to be my finest.
Most memorable - Running along the Highway at 21 - 22 miles and seeing the thousands of runners that had just reached half-way - an awesome sight. Not sure why but that bit always sticks in my mind (relief probably).
Goal - originally 3.05 - 3.10 but had to revise drastically (see 'worst moment')
Actual - 3.25 (satisfied with that under the circumstances)
Celebration - many beers in the 'Princess of Wales', Villiers Street.