At nearer 50 years old than 40, I ran the London Marathon for the first time yesterday! 4 hours and 9 mins - I am feeling very happy (if a little sore).
Apart from showing off, I am posting this to say a big thank-you to any SE23-ers who might have been out along the route anywhere, cheering the runners on.
Everybody says it, but until you have done it you can't really appreciate the fantastic support from the thousands of spectators who line the route with their shouts of encouragement, jelly babies, bits of banana and more.
So, if you were out there - thanks, I couldn't have done it without you.
I had been hoping to get back to FH in time for the last half hour or so of the Food Fair, but by all accounts even if I had broken the marathon world record I still wouldn't have got back before everything sold out! (A great job by the FH Soc)
BTW, my marathon fundraising is officially over, but if you are feeling flush...my fund raising page is here