...but I got there in the end!
Over 9,000 runners took part, despite the astonishingly bad weather (apparently it's the first time in the 5 years that it's rained...), and as my first 'proper' race it was really something to be part of! My only target was to finish without stopping and not only did I do that, I also did quite the sprint finish. Unfortunately, according to the official photos, I look like a complete idiot when I sprint...
Here are my vital statistics:
Time: 1 hr 16 mins 41 secs
Money raised: £182.00
Thank you to all those who sponsored me - Cancer Research UK will be very happy indeed.