Hi Guys! I'm afraid there is no 'before' and 'after' video. Unfortunately, the batteries ran out on the camera after a few stills had been taken by a friend while I was out on the course.
The day was not a complete success - but it wasn't an absolute disaster.
I ran the course in 01:03, three minutes off target. But, that was still three minutes faster than last year.
I've decided to tell the whole sorry story in a video. Click on the photograph above to watch me sitting in the car, talking about my race. Warning: this lasts about 11 minutes!
I forgot to say a couple of things. First of all, Joanne walked the course in 01:40, twenty minutes faster than she did in 2006. Well done, darling.
The other thing I meant to say was that I watched Rocky IV before heading out to run, to get pumped up.
Maybe I should have watched Rocky I instead.