I am delighted to be able to say that I completed my first marathon, a 42.2km slog around London, in a new personal best of 4 hours, 17 minutes and 5 seconds.
A problematic knee and some cramping means I was a little slower than I wanted to be. Despite the pain, there is no place in the world I would have rather been than running around London on April 17th 2011. The crowds were amazing and having all my family cheering like mad at the 40KM mark made the final run to the finish line something to savour.
I am not sure where my mid-life crisis will take me next. There have been post-race discussions of running the Sydney Marathon in September and maybe New York next year.
I have bought myself a unicycle so maybe this is where my talents lie! Whatever happens I am determined to grow old as disgracefully as possible…