Arriving glamorously late, it took me 19 minutes to get to the actual starting line. It was a very long and cold wait in 7 degrees with serious wind chill factor. Luckily I had the wind breaker on and ran with it on until km 38 where I removed it not because I was warm but because I knew there were going to be a lot of photographers on the last stretch of the run! A woman must always look good for the camera!
With 36,000 people running, it was a constant weaving resulting in me running an extra km, giving a total of 43.2km (as if 42.195km was not long enough), with a finishing time of 4:09 (4:28-0:19) that I am very proud of.
My first major marathon and hopefully it shall not be the last. Amin.