Marathon complete!


I will do a longer recap once home, but the headlines:

First 10k on target. Then my calves got super stiff and sore, no idea why. So I slowed down. Found it really hard, I cried when I got to the stadium and when I got my medal! Official chip time is 5.21.59, so very very pleased.

Thanks for all the comments- I was thinking of all your encouragement on the way around!



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22 thoughts on “Marathon complete!”

  1. Congratulations!!!! (more exclamation marks are needed but I won’t clog up the comments box with them)

    I am so, so happy for you. I also tracked you at the halfway point and biked home extra quickly from the gym in the afternoon to ‘catch’ your finish.

    I wish I could give you a huge, proud hug right now.


    1. Thanks so much 🙂 I am very flattered (or something like that) that people actually did check to see how I got on! Get ready for a crazy mammoth report later in the week!

    1. Thanks 🙂 It is a beautiful city (and very friendly people watching too)- I look forward to seeing more at a leisurely/ snails pace!

  2. Very proud of you xxxx I clocked in when you had passed 30km and kept my eyes peeled even though we had visitors!! HAve a fantastic evening, I’d be in bed already but thats just me 🙂

  3. YAAAAYY!!!!!!

    I too followed you obsessively from 20k. (I was in work, so I had plenty of time on my hands, haha!) You ran such an amazingly consistent race, you should be really proud of that medal 🙂

    Looking forward to the recap!

  4. wooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    will look forward to the full update, but many many congratulations! x

  5. YAY and well done to you 🙂 🙂 🙂 So glad you managed to do it despite being poorly last week and it seems like you enjoyed it. Congratulations and hope you’re having many cupcakes to celebrate 🙂 x

  6. Brilliant brilliant brilliant!

    Can’t wait to hear the full write up but soooo pleased to hear that the UTI and the Ash didn’t manage to hold you back

    Rosexxx 🙂

  7. Woo hoo, congratulations!! I’m so pleased you did it, that’s fantastic! 🙂

    Really enjoyed the last race recap you wrote, so even more looking forward to hearing the details of how the marathon went! Hope you’ve had a good weekend celebrating and resting since! 🙂

  8. So the ash cloud and sore calves couldn’t defeat you 🙂

    Really well done – I overheard another runner at the finish saying “Pain is temporary – pride is forever” quite apt and I hope you have some fantastic memories of such a great achievement long after the aches have gone !

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