[Tue 2nd Jun 2009] I traveled to the Edinburgh Marathon this morning to watch the guys running. I watched from a point at 16.5 mile which was also the 19 mile point. I saw them all pass twice, albeit in Johns case a lot slower the second time! I heard the Lonsdale sisters before I saw them! However all did well. The heat was unbearable, I clocked it at over 20 c at times, with a slight breeze only.
Susie said at the end a lot of people were in trouble, I noticed that a lot the 4 hr plus runners were walking at the 19 mile point. Far too many had I pods on, I gave up shouting encouragement……………….
I hope extra water was put on, I came away after I saw our last runner through, to be honest it isn’t pleasant watching people suffer so much.
For the record, Susanne finished in 4:06:18, Davina in 4:24:13, John 4:26:11 and Julie with her Dad Thomas in 5:06:51.