Well that was an experience! I started slow and at the back, did all the warm ups etc but it was so hard and different from running on my own locally. I completed it in 3:21 and must admit to walking a lot more than I wanted to as I injured my right heel! But at least I beat the Morris dancers.
When I got home I took a long soak in a salt bath and took some aspirins, but this morning can barely walk on my right foot due to the pain and swelling above the heel.
I am gonna rest and take it easy and have booked another HM in 5 months time to avoid my reducing /giving up running.