What happened to the pacer?
According to my Garmin I covered 26.6 miles. That isn't surprising with the amount of weaving I had to do since a registration balls up resulted in me starting in Pen 9.
A some points through Canary Wharf I was clocking 3 minute miles. I found there wasn't much need for a Garmin with the clocks every mile, and I thought I paced myself pretty well up until 22 miles where I faded.
Its a great job the pacers do out there to keep it going through a whole marathon while also helping other runners.
I cover 26.48, was my own pacemaker and finished ahead of 4.15, which was what I wanted. I was behind the 3.56 where we merged but sort of guessed it was to do with different starts anyway. I think they are amazing the pacemakers tbh, just I need to be in my own zone and it worked for me!
PP - I measured 26.3 too. That's the shortest London I've ever done!
My Garmin gave me 26.19 but I did follow the racing line as much as possible which I didn't find too tricky after the first mile or 2 and didn't need to do too much weaving after then either. Splits totally out for Canary Wharf of course but think it pretty much worked itself out in the end. I use autolap as don't trust myself to remember to press lap every mile and at London there's too much going on.
I'm relieved the 4.30 pacer is recovering ok, he collapsed literally at my feet - one second he looked a bit wobbly, the next he had hit the ground. It was pretty warm at that stage though (about 21 miles?) so heat exhaustion wouldn't have surprised me. I paced myself, but still think it's a hugely worthwhile thing to do and I'm sure helps many to achieve their goals.
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