Nice write up. You've put it in better words than I managed! Sorry none of us were there to help you at the finish, I did check that you finished but then I was in a similar state with my family helping me change and get warm. We'll do battle again on a day where weather doesn't play a role!
W. O. W. Sounds insane! Am glad you all survived!
Haha all good, it was far more important to get yourself warm Jess!! Thanks for checking I'd finished :) And honestly, no cheering has ever been so comforting as your Mum & co when I came through the spectator, I really appreciated it at that point!! (although...maybe I'd have sensibly pulled out if they hadn't cheered?? ;)
To be honest, I was shocked that you were asked to present prizes - thought that was a bit insensitive given the state we were in and how soon after finishing it was! (I know they weren't really asking me, but I hid when I heard them ask over the speaker anyway...)
Holy moly, that sounds crazy! Respect! I hope you've thawed out now :)
sounds epic ...what an experience.