Estimated Finnishtime

have i got it wrong

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13/02/2013 at 03:42
Right I've entered Chester 1/2 marathon. When i was filling out the online form it asked me for a estimated Finnish time. So because im new to running and have never done a marathon before i choose around 3 hours to finish. Now when i told my friend he laughed and said that there are these zone things and that now i would get put in the fancy dress zone with the big tomatoes and batman and robin. so is this true and does it matter and if so can i change my E.F.T. my worst fear is road sweapers cleaning up behind me. Ive never done a marathon before but just run 7.2miles in 67mins. ( don't know if this is good) thanks Lee.
13/02/2013 at 03:46
Ignor this thread ( duplicate ) stupid phone.
13/02/2013 at 09:42

haha! i like this version best, whats the time going to be in Finland when you finish your race?

13/02/2013 at 09:50

LOL

The start last year on the race course had estimated finish time signs, But no one policed it (which was why I tripped over a woman walking after half a mile)

13/02/2013 at 09:54

Dress up a Batman, and use the utility belt to carry gels and other useful items. 

13/02/2013 at 11:10
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

LOL

The start last year on the race course had estimated finish time signs, But no one policed it (which was why I tripped over a woman walking after half a mile)

Last year at the Hastings half I nearly tripped over some guy's MASSIVE SWORD.

He was running it in full chainmail armour and had started in the 1h30 start zone, in a crowded race, with a bloody great sword (not a euphemism) sticking out at a 45 degree angle from his body. I was pissed off. It took him more like two and a half hours to finish in the end.

13/02/2013 at 12:07

Oh, and an actually relevant point: I also overestimated how long it would take me to finish my first half marathon by about 20 minutes. I was starting to suspect I'd been a bit pessimistic by race day, so started right at the front of my allocated zone and spent the first couple of miles (and indeed the rest of the race) overtaking people. It was great, though, because there were colour-coded race numbers based on estimated finish time (to keep you in the right start zones), so by the end I was getting amazing crowd support because I was the only person with the 'slow' colour and everyone could tell I was 20 minutes ahead of where I should be. So I don't think it's a disaster. 

cougie    pirate
13/02/2013 at 12:12
Thats probably right David. Spectators usually dont have a clue whats going on and will cheer anyone.

I don't even bother putting my name on my top when I run London these days - there's just so much support out there and you think you hear them calling your name anyway.
13/02/2013 at 12:26

Well, I like to think they were cheering me . Actually, it was true, though, as I remember a couple of people yelling out what time they thought I would get based on how close I was to the finish, which was encouraging.

14/02/2013 at 03:39
Lol at max like i said stupid stupid phone with wrongly predictive text.
14/02/2013 at 03:42
Thanks guys.
14/02/2013 at 03:42
Lol at max like i said stupid stupid phone with wrongly predictive text.

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