To wrap up the story here are a few pictures! Enjoy
Team leader dressed appropriately. The 32 runners dressed like a caterpillar broke the record for the most people joined together (with bungee cords) running a marathon. They finished in 5hrs 13 mins. Pretty impressive. The 2 at the front are Sir Richard’s children – Holly & Sam. Natalie Imbruglia to the left and Princess Beatrice is in there somewhere as well.
A lot of people got dressed up. I did not know I was running with Felix the Cat – bit out of it. At one stage I thought a lot of the crowd had come out for me (name on my shirt, calling my name) hence the waving. Alas the 700,000 spectators were there for everyone. Nat told me that Darth Vader finished at least 30 minutes ahead of me!
This is about 150 meters from the finish. Buckingham Palace in the background.
I am about 20 metres from the finish. I was practicing my finish for weeks. One arm up twirling for 30 metres then both arms up as I cross the finish – with a jump for joy. That was the plan – couldn’t muster the jump for joy!
Job done – got the gold medal, tee shirt, certificate, photo’s, injuries and stories for life to prove it. Exhausted I was.