CELEBRITY model Nell McAndrew was shattered but elated after completing her second London Marathon yesterday.
Nell, who is married to Huddersfield man Paul Hardcastle, finished in three hours 11 minutes, her personal best.
The 31-year-old said afterwards: "I feel shattered but the support was amazing. I had to stop myself from crying a few times because you just can't believe that everybody has come out to cheer you on.
"Everybody is there in such good spirits, without that I don't think anybody would achieve such a good race. "
Bruised and battered is how a London Marathon "fun runner" described herself today.
Lindley mother-of-three Kavita Singh, 37 said taking part in the 25th event was "fun" but admitted she couldn't get off the sofa this morning.
"I finished alive and on the same day I started. I walked the last bit and the clock wasn't running when I finished," she said.
Mrs Singh, who picked up an injury after the 19th mile of the event praised the crowds on route for their encouragement.
They included her husband Raminder and five friends who went to cheer her on.
The mother-of-three decided to take up the 26-mile challenge to raise money for Scope - an organisation which supports disabled people with conditions including cerebral palsy.
It has helped her six-year old daughter Anjali, who has the condition.
Kavita, of East Street, who gave up her job as a successful lawyer to look after her daughter raised at least £7,000 for the charity.
She started her marathon training in October after giving birth to twin boys.
Huddersfield policemen Det Con Richard Ford and Pc Jeremy Burkinshaw completed the challenge in four hours 20 minutes.
"My legs feel a bit sore. I'm just pleased to have finished. We set off a bit quick at the start and struggled a bit for the last few miles," said Richard, 34.
The Holmfirth man and Jeremy of Shepley raised around £2,000 for Huddersfield Alzheimers Society and Action Medical Research.