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Always enjoy this thread - thanks for the efforts to the sleuths on here!
Just had a look at Mr Walker myself, I had a look through his photos and tried to see how a couple of other runners that were in the same pictures as him faired.
He passed 15k at 12:03, 41662 passed 15k at 12:02:59 and 50474 at 12:03:37. Chris passed 20k at 12:54, over 10 minutes slower than the other two who passed at 12:42 and 12:43.
The other two finished in 5:41 and 5:32. It was pretty amazing he could turn a 10 minute deficit over 5k to finish an hour ahead of them whilst walking.
Incidentally, whilst his Twitter has gone he is still posing with his medal on insta chris_superfly_walker
I had a crap race myself. My worst time in 25 marathons, an hour slower than last year but I plodded on to the end. I hated it, the heat and the crowds, I felt I was in a cauldron and I couldn't escape. I could easily given up but if I had... no way would I be hanging a medal round my neck...
A traumatic back story..
But ends ironically...
Chris’s brush with the Guillain-Barre syndrome has seen his outlook on life change.
“I can’t say no, because I’ve got this second chance. If there is a challenge, I just have to meet it. No matter how big it is.”
Though to be fair it could have be worse
“The most daunting time was when I couldn’t physically go to the toilet and I had to just shit myself in bed."
A 1:14 half from a 60-64 yo while weaving around 20,000 runners! Fabulous running, Rory!
What are people's views on those who have clearly taken the entry bib from another - should these also be outed?
I'll kick off with bib 19750 - This relates to John Tighe of Crowborough Runners, but when you look at the photos of a fellow Crowborough athlete (20186) it appears to be on the vest of a lady who I assume to be called Eileen