who ran the furthest compared to their garmin
26.77 miles for me, this was my second London Marathon & both times each mile was about 1.01 on the garmin, so by mile 10 it read 10.1 miles.
Then you enter the tunnels and around Canery Whalf the distance was about half a mile out.
For this reason I picked up a tip from a club mate to turn off the autolap and hit the lap button as I passed each mile marker & could see my time for each mile, didn't make me any faster though
Apparently I had quite a short race looking at some of these distances. Must have taken a short cut. Didn't help with the time though.
26.5m Mostly fine till Isle of Dogs. Had me visting all sorts of buildings going through Canary Wharf but looks good all the way to the finish except going up the slip road at Embankment.
Mine was 26.36. I only noticed it lose signal once, going under the first tunnel.
It would be interesting to find out which Garmins got closest to the real distance if everyone travelled along the blue line, as the 410 is supposed to have a different GPS chip than some of the others such as the 210.
Mine was 26.99 miles and i tried to follow the racing line for most of the run.
I blame the rhinos and the wombles (running around them).
Paul's was 26.89 but got no chip time.
Mine was only about 20 - not sure exactly - because VLM killed my Garmin!!
Interesting thread but the blue line will be the exact distance
Given that its 26.2 miles varying from that blue line will always make the course longer
But did anyone else notice it was impossible to follow the blue line exact? A few times it disappeared completely and I couldn't understand it but then somewhere in the Docklands I was running on it and it disappeared under a white fence and rejoined a bit further on. Obviously there are areas where the course is changed slightly once the Elite go through.
The blue line isn't always the right distance, nor is it the shortest distance. Going round a corner, it's shortest to go as close to the curb as possible but the machine that marks the blue line pre-race can't get that close - it has to mark the line about a metre away or something.
I suppose it would depend on where the course marker measured and whether they used a machine with as much clearance as the blue line marker.
Just dipping in to see what kind of results thebig G's gave. I was using Runkeeper.com app on my iPhone and I am relieved I only did it for the memory and not for a serious training aid. It shows over 29 miles!
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