The anticipation and excitement prior to the starting gun was fantastic. Months of training and preparation was all coming to a head. This was it.
Not long before the marathon I wrote to Pinewood Studios (arguably the Home of Star Wars) asking if they would allow me to pose for a photo in the costume outside their main gate.
...the final part of the run has the participants enter the Madjeski Stadium where there were thousands of people sat in the stadium seating cheering for their friends and loved ones who were running towards the finish.