As suspected, I didn't have to scroll too far down the results to find you around the 85th percentile in the women's field. Considering you almost skipped this long race due to lack of training, that is decidedly NOT PATHETIC. I would have been much pathetic-er, especially on such a hot day. Well done, even if you don't give yourself enough credit.
Yep, kudos is deserved. It was a stinking hot day...
I don't think I would have been able to run under those conditions without getting heatstroke. (And I know that feeling of "I should be fitter than these people around me, so why aren't I able to run any faster?").
Thanks. It certainly wasn't the most fun outing so at least I get toughness points for it!
Here are the official pictures
from the race. The main thing I gather from these is that I should have worn a longer shirt.
And that they set up the angle of camera badly and keep cutting off your feet?
Look at those smiles though!