Had amazing time at GNR yesterday. Still on a high. Even bumped another Notbad c25ker outside metro station. What are chances of that . Great start to day . Pleased with time 2.49.48 but even more pleased I enjoyed every minute. Was bit slower than planned but really really hot so decided to drop pace from start. Glad I did because felt great all during race. Ran it all apart from planned stops for water etc. Last mile was probably the hardest and slowest. Don't know how anyone can do sprint finish! I just seem to get slower when I see the count down in metres. 2 highspots in last mile that spurred me on - a woman shouted 'great technique Rona ' ( not sure if she had glasses on but made me smile) and saw grandchildren waving and cheering near finish line. Feeling fine today apart from quads letting me know about it when going down stairs. Thanks everyone for donating and support. Thanks to your generosity I have raised over £950 for North Children's Cancer Research Fund. Can't wait till next year!