Posted on behalf of Lee…
Travelling up to the marathon was immense, you could see the nervous looks of all of the competitors on the trains.
After entering the park I found myself negotiating a 25minute queue for the toilet, then before I knew it I had stripped down (applied plenty of Vaseline on the legs) and was on the start line.
The atmosphere was amazing. Then as the whistle blew for the minute silence for the Boston Marathon, 35 thousand plus people became silent, once the minute was up there was a unbelievable roar!!!!
The race then started and after a 25 minute walk I was over the start line, as I was towards the end of the line for the first 10 miles I found myself having to dodge a weave my way around slower competitors.
All of the support was amazing, random people would scream your name out. Between 15 and 20 kilometers I found myself passing Mr Bailey. The highlight of the day was running over tower bridge the buzz was awesome. The worst part of the run was Blackfriars tunnel, it was dark and cold and no atmosphere as there was no spectators in the tunnel. With only 100meters remaining I still had enough to give it a sprint finish over the line and collect my medal.
After the race I had no blisters no aches and no pains which must mean I am a born athlete like Denzil!!!!
I would like to congratulate Mr Simon Bailey on the great achievement also thanks to everyone who sponsored me as I have raised £1887.25 for Macmillan Cancer Support and I will see you all Saturday when I will be picking up another medal as my team will be winning.