Wow, what a great weekend!
Matt kindly funded me a couple of quid for a cup of tea and a kit kat as I sat down in the refreshment tent as the last teams and runners came in to the finish and Matt and Stouty kindly packed all my kit away. I had a quick chat with Teri Griffiths a Serpentine runner who had completed her first Ultra and did 50 miles solo which was a great effort and spoke to Nick Dodds a work colleague who was competing in a team. Sal then arrived to collect me and after the final runners had finished and had to help me up towards the presentation area as I was stiffening up and starting to feel the cold as I had stopped exercising. I also spoke to Shaun Brady again who had completed 19 laps and was probably out the course the longest finishing his last lap in 24hrs 59mins.
So how do I feel? Well, I will be the first to admit that the win was slightly fortuitous! I don’t know all the other runners but exchanged messages with Tony and Guy who in my opinion were capable of carrying on but they were satisfied with their own personal targets and were pretty gracious about me sneaking ahead in the end.