...So after spending part of last night and this morning setting up, I set off at about 11:20am. I had targeted the overall world record set by Jesper Jensen, Lemvig, Denmark on 29 December 2011 which was 6:13:49.3 (an average of 1:51.9) - but as I set off I found it comfortable at sub 1:50.9 pace and as I was seeing sub 6h10m on the predicted finish, I ran with it. All went quite well - the knee held up - the big "pain" I had was the rubbing on the skin from the onesey - forgot the vaseline - so I was pootling along all fine and dandy then bang - hit the "wave" (what runners call the "wall" lol) so luckily because I had such a lead on the overall record I was able to drop off the pace and somehow I managed to get home and still knock a minute off the overall world record - and 10 minutes off my own M30-39 world record. The knee is sore now but I might let it have a rest tomorrow! A lot of blisters on my butt and hands as well. Overall I am happy, but I know there is still a lot more there with some better preparatory work.
The monitor crashed after I stopped, but luckily Rowpro survived. I also managed to get a screen shot from the video the Mrs took.
Big thanks to the Mrs for looking after me, to Mrs Mum for looking after the little one, and also to Q as ever for investing so much of his time in me."