London was truly amazing. Living up to its hype, with awesome crowd support and family support like no other and with so many SAC vests entered, it certainly added to the occasion seeing clubmates racing.
My race was tough. Hampered with injury throughout training, the race unravelled into a tale of two halves. The injuries were thankfully kept at bay due to recent physio and rest but I faded in the second half, having had no real training in the last 5 weeks.
I was on for another sub 3hrs at the halfway point and felt really fast and fresh for the first 12 miles but I knew deep down I’d never hold it.
I dialled the pace back sensibly for the second half as my legs fatigued to ensure I finished and collected the awesome medal.
Painful cramping kicked in during the last 6 miles but happy that the injuries didn’t flare up and it was just down to stamina.
I ‘ran out of puff’ and the legs didn’t have the training strength they needed.
I was very happy with my finish time of 03:28:25, considering I could well have not finished or even started.
I made the very best of the situation and really enjoyed the whole weekend.
Incredible London with an incredible atmosphere.