The day of the London marathon began with heavy rain but later on we were treated to beautiful sunshine. The atmosphere was fantastic with bands playing and children lining the streets offering the runners jelly babies. All in all, a great day.
I was really psyched up for the race but at first I found it difficult to run because the pace was slow and too many people-started off walking.
I ran 30km well but then I started to get pain in my right hip, which eventually seized up completely. There was no way I wasn’t going to finish the race so I walked and limped the last 12km. I crossed the finish line with a disappointing time of 4:44 but I’ll definitely do the whole thing again.
But for now its going to be trips to the physio and cortisone shots for me. The day itself, however, was fantastic – crowds were cheering, there were bodies on the ground having treatment – but at least I finished. 6,000 runners didn’t and 100 ended up in hospital.
On to my next challenge!