Short of it is that Ellen and I had a fantastic weekend, quality time together and loved every minute of it but missed the kids loads. However, the race was a shocker for me. I was ill on the Wednesday and Thursday leading up to the race and kept it on over the weekend. The race involved me diving for a portaloo at mile 9, absolutely beaten by 13 (MILE 13 FOR GOD'S SAKE!!!) and being left with a feeling of running backwards for the remainder.
Not great at all and I have been depressed since. Despite the race, it's made me more determined and, subject to persuading Ellen, I aim to return next April to absolutely slay the course!!