Just getting in touch to say thank you very much for the pacing groups
last Sunday. I was a marathon virgin and I used one of your ultimate 4.30
I had a couple of injuries along the way and then
suffered viral laryngitis in week 14/15, which lost me 8 days of training at
a crucial time.
Nevertheless on Sunday I joined my fellow competitors at
the Blue start and met the 10.00 minute pacer, he certainly seemed a really
He chatted along the way and made me feel a lot more comfortable,
with his help and the training I had gained from your schedule I managed to
stay on the pace for 18 miles until I started to feel fatigued and realised
that in order to make the finish, I needed to back off the pace slightly.
let the group go at that stage and slowed down somewhat, but, I still felt
quite satisfied when I crossed the line in hours 38 minutes and 40 seconds.
I am going to apply again for next year to see if I can better the time,
which I'm sure I will.
I would like to thank whoever sets your schedules and
would be grateful if you would pass my thanks on to the pacer ( I don't know
his name, I think it was Rob or Andy?). Without both of them I know I
wouldn't have made it. I look forward to meeting the man again and using one
of your schedules for next time.
Peter Doust aka 'The Bald Plodder'