|Perry, Martin, Paul, Alan, Chris and Gordon (knelt)|
The race was going quite well and I was pleasantly surprised to pass the halfway mark quicker than expected but at about mile eighteen I suffered a total loss of energy that
The last few miles were brilliant, my running was back on track and the support from the crowd was fantastic. Coming under the bridge onto the racecourse I immediately heard the cheers from waiting club members which was lovely. The final dash to the finish and that was my first marathon completed.
I would like to thank all the club members for the training runs, advice and encouragement over the past months, I would not have been able to complete this without it.
Will I do another marathon? Ask me in a few days but…..yes, almost certainly.