Who ran with a RW pacer?
Thought it might be interesting to share experiences of running with a pacer.
First marathon for me and I stuck with the RW 9 min pacer from Red 5 until Narrow Street. I think his name was Justin, very encouraging, shortish bloke with a short 9 lollipop, might have been a Kiwi.
I had "Joshi" on a Hospice in the Weald vest and wondered how he and other followers got on after I separated.
Tommygun2 - Yup, another Hildenborough resident- we've probably nodded to each other as we've run along Tonbridge Road!
Barney - sounds like he did a cracking job but good on you for staying with him. Was he from the Blue start?
Even better Barney- you must have felt like you were in the Olympics, kicking at 25 miles to leave the pack for the gold medal!
Or perhaps it's just me who uses sporting imagery like a ten year old...
The Pacers did an absolutely sterling job and they get my full praise! It's a shame that more racers don't do it.
The guys that I ran with (I ran with a few...) were all smiling, helpful and making sure that everyone was ok. The guy from 11 Minute miling (we called him Jesus because we were all following him...) made a point of announcing each mile with a huge cheer. It was great to see!
The other run walk pacer - red start - got around in 5:13:06
The run/walk 5.14 group is the slowest pacing group at VLM.
It was the perfect day for it, my group had a ball (I hope!)
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |