The atmosphere was great. My race started at 1740 (nearly missed the start as I thought I was in the 1830 group) and so it was twilight, then dark as we ran, but lots of christmas lights and supported. Managed to see Alan and the boys twice, M&P looked a little bit nonplussed, but were glad to see me I think. I was proud that I managed it, since I only started running again in September and have been managing 2 runs a week, one long (1hr) and 1 short (30 mins). And I had only worked up to running for 7 minutes and walking for 1. So all in all, a result! Oh, and here is my finishers clip - look for me in the white tshirt at about 9 seconds in - I "sprint" across the line, passing a few people as I go!!
Next steps? 10k in April, Genf half marathon in May for my @40 challenge, then Greifenseelauf half marathon in September .