The first half was really pleasant. Nice weather with nice steady running and plodding up the ups. We made the cut off with twelve or so minutes to spare.
After then, it all went, a lot, less pleasant. The energy zapping bogs taking everything out of my legs, leaving me, uninterested in running the last few miles.
Luckily, my running buddy dragged me round and kept my spirits higher than they may otherwise have been. Thanks Dude.