How long was FLM on your Garmin?

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24/04/2006 at 10:10

I was wondering if anyone else's Garmin was as far off as mine... my 201 reckoned it was over 28 miles!

24/04/2006 at 10:20
Hi Algie

26.55 for me. Seems surprisingly accurate considering lengthy periods incommunicado around Canary Wharf and the tunnels. Mine is a 201 as well.

28 miles seems excessive - usually distances get shortened rather than lengthened. I've got up to 26.95 as my longest so far!
24/04/2006 at 10:34
Mine said 26.66 - was about .3 more than the markers at about 13 miles then stayed about right after that. Mine is 201
24/04/2006 at 10:36
Erm... Presumably you didn't run along the blue line, did you?
24/04/2006 at 10:39
24/04/2006 at 10:45
Therefore your course will naturally be longer than 26.2 miles, because you didn't follow the 26.2 mile line.
24/04/2006 at 10:48
Send in your Garmin details to the FLM office, and they might adjust your finish time. Only fair if they didn't measure the course proper
24/04/2006 at 10:55
Anyway the course is normally longer than 26.2 miles as a factor is built in for inaccurate measurement.

24/04/2006 at 10:56
Measured mine at 26.95. Met a chap in the line for having the chip removed and his also stopped at 26.95. Noticed that the wrist unit lost the signal quite a few times in the City area. Thought this would mean it under-reading!!

It measured my time quite accurately. Unfortunately!!
24/04/2006 at 10:57
mine was about 29 miles - it was a smidge over on each mile (faie enough) and at mile 22 sais 22.15 from memory, but it lost the signal in the underpass, and for some reason when I came out it had added about three or four miles and said that I'd already finished (26.85 or similar!!)
24/04/2006 at 11:00
Wonder if you would have run faster if you hadn't spent so much effort carrying and keep checking the damn thing ?
24/04/2006 at 11:10
I thought the blue line is a myth. I thought it was for the camera crews (bikes and cars) its for them to follow not the runners, theough the elite runners will
24/04/2006 at 11:15
Erm... Why have one then?! Milk, it's not a myth, it's a fact.
24/04/2006 at 11:17
mins a new "improved" 305 . Going well until 18.47 miles (it said 18.3 at 18) then it gave up , lost half a mile and never really recovered . Final distance 25.5 miles. Pretty crap really .
I think DTXS is right I could have run faster without it.

24/04/2006 at 11:23
Slightly off topic but my Polar RS200SD (calibrated) read 24.14 miles. Do I need to go back in to London and complete the remaining 2 miles?
24/04/2006 at 12:08
Hi mine measured 27.7 and timed 3.46.27,its a 201, lost the signals couple of times,is it really possible to run over a mile further by not following the blue line??
24/04/2006 at 12:24
I stopped at the official 25 mile mark as my Garmin read 26.2, do I still get my medal? ;-)
24/04/2006 at 12:26
I'm going to upload the data tonight - be interesting to see where the garmin thinks I went when it suddenly added several miles!
24/04/2006 at 12:59
Mine is showing 28.35! Around 18.5 it suddenly started showing 20 my running state of mind I actually thought I had missed the 19 mile marker!!!
I've uploaded my data and it shows the following
lap 16 10.18
lap 17 10.03
18 15.39 start of the gar gar garmin
19 01.39
20 00.45
21 6.10
22 10.32 back on track
24/04/2006 at 13:03
My 201 said 25.38 miles. It was around .2 mile up from 4 miles to around 17 miles where you go through the tunnel bit that bears left and it got a bit confused there - losing the .8 or so of a mile.
Have to say it was invaluable though in conjunction with a HR monitor at keeping my pace on track - with all the crowd support and so many runners around it was so tempting to go faster than I should have - but the 201 kept me in check.
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