Beautiful day for the race (Edinburgh Kilomathon) dry, sunny and warm (although perhaps a bit too warm for me!) I had very little sleep due to excitement and things going round and round in my head but managed to wake with the alarm at 6.45 feeling ready.
Hubby walked with me from the hotel to the start which was a nice warm up then I got into my starting 'pen'. Soon it was time to start and I set off slowly. Over 1000 runners! The run went better than I expected, no bad twinges in my right leg (I was wearing a support bandage) and my pace was steady. I did find it rather warm though and this affected me particularly in the last 3k. I got quite excited passing the 10k marker - nearly there! Finally Murrayfield Stadium came into view! The last kilometre was very hard particularly since we had to run past the entrance and in a big loop before doubling back and entering the stadium. But I kept going and crossed the line in 1hour 27 minutes - I am so pleased with that time but just running that distance seems a miracle to me. Last Easter I had only just graduated from Couch25k! I felt very emotional at the end, quite overwhelmed