Another year, another London Marathon – training went pretty well this year, and I ran my second quickest time, finishing 421st in 2:46:15. I wasn’t feeling great at half way, but seem to improve at about 19/20 miles, and ground out the last 10K.
The London Marathon has 3 starts which all join after about 3 or 4 miles. At my start I bumped into another local runner who I’d run with in a half marathon earlier in the year. As we had similar targets we agreed to work together, and he was hoping to meet up with a club mate going off another start. So we ran for 4 miles, and would you believe it as the two roads converged we met James coming down the other road 🙂
You always meet interesting people at running events – walking back to the station I was chatting to another finisher, who turned out to be in the Government of St Georgia (an island south east of the Falklands).