longest VLM measurement

who ran the furthest compared to their garmin

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seren nos    pirate
24/04/2012 at 08:21
right ..just to clarify I'm not stating that the course is wrong because of my garmin....etc etc etc..


just being curious.whose garmin measured the most..........i spent my time running the outside of the course, giving a high 5 to all the kids......and my garmin measured 26.61 miles........so do i get the RW prize for running the longest marathon on sunday
24/04/2012 at 08:39
26.46 - but would have lost signal in Westferry and the tunnel on Lower thames street, so your still in pole position...
24/04/2012 at 08:41
No you don't!! Mine showed 26.66,for some reason mine was out of sync with the mile markers fron very early on. Didn't make any difference to me cos I was 20 minutes too slow for a PB anyway!
24/04/2012 at 08:44
My Garmin showed 26.46 miles and I lost signal in the tunnel.... so you're still first
LIVERBIRD    pirate
24/04/2012 at 10:00
I think I covered about 30 miles on Sunday thanks to TFL being a bit poo.
And that includes squeezing through the Greenwich foot tunnel with thousands of my sweatiness friends who don't know what a queue is.
I really fear for the Olympics if this was a test weekend. I'd give them a D-
24/04/2012 at 10:02
I think I must have run the furthest.  As it took me a jolly long time.
Iron Pingu    pirate
24/04/2012 at 10:08

Mine was showing .05 of a mile over by about mile 10, .10 by mile 12 and .30 by 18.  Think it finished at about 26.6 something but will check when I get home.  It was really doing my head in!   

EDIT:  Just remembered I didn't turn it off when I finished and it was still going 20 mins later so it'll have some daft distance on it, had to text my sister to confirm my time ...

Edited: 24/04/2012 at 10:12
24/04/2012 at 10:12
26.43 for me Felt longer . Garmin all over the place in the tunnels. My garmin was out of sync with the mile markers from the first mile. Towards the end of the race when my garmin indicated another mile i still had 2 minutes to run to reach the course mile marker.
24/04/2012 at 10:14

Mine finished at 26.73......I did try and follow the blue line but it was impossible!

24/04/2012 at 10:27
Just to add another sample point, mine came to 26.57.

Laps were turning over about 30m before the mile markers from near the start, but the plot looks good all the way through to South Quay and even follows the road through Westferry tunnel. Then, all over the shop through Canary Wharf before getting back on the roads at Billingsgate Market and through to the end.
24/04/2012 at 10:30

Two years ago at London mine recorded 27.16, I felt like running a bit further to claim an ultra!

24/04/2012 at 11:36
Just to prove it mine came in at 26.88

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/170872368 ( sorry my pc is ancient and wont let me do the link any other way

but still enjoyed the whole day, even tho i seemed to have run further than 26.2miles according to my garmin, well it felt like it anyway lol
24/04/2012 at 11:42

@Liverbird - When I was going through the finish point I overhead two policemen saying "if this is anything to go by for the Olympics - we're f***ked". On some parts it was the "trial" for the security measures etc.

For me the mile markers were ok but they started to get more "out" around Mile 11/12

seren nos    pirate
24/04/2012 at 11:47
gutted that i haven't won this competition........i never win anything
24/04/2012 at 14:13
26.49. I might go back to racing with a watch!
24/04/2012 at 14:35
26.92 - I can offer no explanation as to why it is so much higher, but I did stop for some time in the tunnel on the Embankment for a rather futile attempt to stretch out my calves.
24/04/2012 at 14:38
26.43m for me.  My shortest ever VLM!!!
24/04/2012 at 15:00

So relieved it was not just me! My garmin has 26.45.

24/04/2012 at 15:04
26.66 for me, another nearly but not quite!
24/04/2012 at 15:08
26.56 for me
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