London Marathon: Phil’s story

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The last instalment of Phil’s London Marathon series sees him reflecting on race day.

I was feeling a little nervous. I guess most people would be if they were trapped in a pen with a giant bear. Luckily for me it was Paddington bear and he was adjusting the race number on his duffel coat. That’s not easy when you’ve got large paws that are probably a bit greasy from a marmalade gel.

I was at the back of the red zone waiting for one of world’s most famous mass p…