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I've really enjoyed reading all the race reports from Sunday - as always it's a mixture of emotions coming through - the marathon really does that, whether it's a good or bad emotion.
From a spectator's standpoint I really got to see the agony and the ecstasy in the last mile. Unfortunately I also got a view of the guy who had a (a'hem) "wardrobe malfunction" with his undergarments....(if you've seen that doing the rounds), and one "gingerbread man" incident which was...err...unfortunate. Thankfully my 78-year old mother standing next to me missed both of those!
Lorenzo - I did see you and gave you a shout. You did look in a bit of pain! Contrast with Jools who I also saw and looked very bouncy.
G-Dawg - it's definitely your age on the day of the race, rather than when you achieved the GFA. But don't be so defeatist - you'll be gunning for the sub 3 next year (or later this year?) anyway so will be qualifying with a time of a much younger man...
Poacher - I saw something about the wardrobe malfunction on the web somewhere. Some woman had "accidentally" (yeah right) taken a photo and posted it. The version I saw was pixillated. That's the version I saw online, not the version on the day, you understand.....
Out of interest, has anyone worked out how to get the emojis to work properly on this new site? Whenever I put one in it shifts it to the start of my post. I then have to cut & paste it back to the right place.
It's turning into a decent week here for me. 3.1/6.9 Monday, 4 Tuesday, 3.1/9 Wednesday & 3.1/5 today. So, that's 3 doubles making up the mileage. I've still yet to run further than 10 miles since November. Speaking of which, I have entered a 10 mile race on Sunday. It's a mix of road, coastal cliff path and trail, probably 50:50 trail/road. There is a huge steep hill at around the 3 mile mark and that's after negotiating a very tricky cliff path with sand and very rocky narrow sections. I've done it once in 2012 and it's a tricky one to pace as the mile 1-2 is flat road, 3-4 is uphill trail, 5-7 is downhill trail and then you hit the road at sea level and run around the arc of the south coast bay. I'm hoping the weather is ok as it's a tough course without having to battle the elements as well. Will have a proper read back later but I hope your ribs are not as bad as you think Gul.