Muzza - that could well have me or the guy just in-front, was aiming for a sub 3 time to improve my starting gate at Rotterdam, I'm gutted. at 21m it looked easily in the bag then it all went weird with the mile markers coming out long. still looked on at 26m but that was a very long 0.2m of a mile, ended up recording it at 26.45. but I notice GeeM has it slightly short, so not sure what going on their. Anyone else find it weird? a few around my time did.
nice interesting cource though
GeeM - their was hi5 at the 6m water station
Yeah 4.14 in the 50k for me. I was .1 off at the last mile marker then .2 became .4 and i was .3 off. Very strange. Was a good day and i enjoyed it.
Kinda hard but enjoyable course. Always had me on my toes
WR - i totally agree that garmin's are not 100% accurate, mine had me running up a Sheer face cliff at snod mara in sub 5m/m pace .
I don't want to criticise what was a enjoyable race, and on the whole a well run race. but something cocked up towards the end, probably just the markers. And I'm not the only one who thinks so, i've noticed that someone has commented in the ratings about the markers at around 22m / 45k mark being wrong/mixed up, about where i said it went weird. And I'm pretty sure (not 100%, wasn't checking the k markers) that I noticed a 25 mark on the floor, which had a non matching k marker, that incidental corresponded with where 25m should roughly be according to my garmin. The last 26m marker was either very short or the finish was long. I looked at my time as I was going past it and i've been running long enough to assure you i didn't 10m/m the last 0.2, and that's nothing to do with my garmin.
I not necessarily saying it was long, as i've admitted garmin's are not 100% accurate, and GeeM has it slightly short by GPS, but something was definitely out in the latter stages.
results are out, even slower time than I thought for me
I too was a little perplexed by the last mile marker.
I just squeaked under 3hrs by about 20ish seconds but I passed the 25 mile mark in about 2:48:30. Having thought that I would (relatively) easily go sub 3 I had to put in a proper sprint to make sure in the end.
Whilst I was suffering and not going as quickly as at the beginning I'm pretty sure it was nowhere near a nine minute mile pace.
Having said that I thought the event appeared well organised and enjoyed the route despite it being much more hilly than I expected!
Gobi great running at that pace for 50k mate, awsome.
I agree garmins can be wrong but at 26m it was bang on bleep bleep then it went over, almost all of us around the finsih was saying same thing so I would queery the course! everyone cant be wrong??
dunno if this will work but heres my garmn read out, lost it from 10-20 felt crap but got back on track from 20. only reason i question it coz it was only wrong in the last .2 or 33ish http://connect.garmin.com/activity/64854947
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From the entry form
Had a good run all thing considered. didn't get my sub 3.30 but there will be others, still got a new PB though
Well done to all.
I managed a new pb 3:25:19
I have my Garmin set in km's and it measured it as 42.5kms so also came in long. No complaints though as it was a great event, and much better than last year. Medal was a nice surprise as they didn't give them out last year either.
Good to see Mick and Phil on the sides .. hopefully participating again next year though!!
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