|Could have had a bit more time in bed...|
|St Paul's Cathedral on the route|
Eventually, at about 11.30am, the leaders of the pack appeared!
They whizzed past, and it wasn't easy to see through the still-quite-heavy-rain. I just about managed to pick out the two remaining British runners.
|Claire Hallissey (GB) 2nd from right|
Before the second lap, I changed position, and for this and the third and final lap, I was so close to the runners! I could have high fived them, if they'd been willing. I didn't try though.
The lead group is lead by Keitany (who finished 4th), then Gelana, Jeptoo, and Arkhipova, who took Gold, Silver and Bronze.
A little further on was American Kara Goucher, who finished 11th.
And later still came British Claire Hallissey, who finished 57th, behind Paula Radcliffe's last minute replacement Freya Murray who was 44th (and who I saw several times, but never managed to photograph, for some reason).
You might be able to hear me shout 'Come on Claire' as Hallissey goes past. If you pause the videos, you can see the runners much more clearly. I could have done with a much more expensive camera to get good shots of these fast runners!
By the time I left, the sun had come out again.
|St Paul's again, with more crowds|