And the day dawned sunny but quite cold followed by the odd shower.
As good a day as any to run a marathon.
The day started on a sad note with the withdrawal of Phil through injury. Phil is a great guy who showed that by turning out to support us.
On a happier note - Happy Birthday to Michelle.
Once again support was the highlight of my day. Many thanks to Uncle Charles and Heather for turning up at many stops en route and also at the finish.
And to all my fellow runners from Sheffield for coming up in two car loads. A bit of a shame that you missed me at Newby Bridge, but appreciated the Chariots of Fire at mile 16 drink stop. You sort of half caught me at Bowness and Mr Connors even encouraged holiday makers to cheer for me.
The wine must have been very nice at Bowness because you also missed me at the finish!
And there was me putting on a show for you with a 4.16. Fastest by far and it's all down to the physio team keeping my 2 injuries at bay. I feel them in the first half, but today ran through them without feeling a deterioration. But I'm so well aware that I've been lucky so far.
Adam had an easy day today - 3.03! Anna continues to run under 4 hours and all going well. Aly seemed better this morning than yesterday which is incredible but I don't know how she finished.
Seriously to everyone who came to support me I hope you really enjoyed your day, seeing the ice bath, the lodge etc and the whole set up. Thanks.