It was soooooo much better being at the event than watching it on telly, and amazingly, we had very sunny weather and not a drop of rain in the time that I was at mile 17. It was intense work. From about 1200 to 1430 there was a continuous stream of people, and a queue with joint ache and muscle cramps. Good thing was that of the lot that I saw, only a handful couldn’t continue. Most of the people I saw said it was their first or second marathon and that they had only started training in January, which I would say is quite late! That they got to the 17th mile is incredible.