It was perfect running weather even though my training had not been the most diligent. I had be getting hip pain after every training run so hadn’t run for a couple of weeks before race day.

Things went well up to half way but then fell apart, despite a high five from Arch Bishop of York Dr John Sentamu.

I finally came in at about five and half hours having walked from about mile 19. It became too painful to run. The home straight was emotional, everyone cheering me on to run but all I could do was just get over the finish line walking.











Just need another event to look forward to now.