When Pacing Goes Wrong

in a spectacular way...

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cougie    pirate
15/04/2008 at 14:08
Passed this bloke at about 7 miles in. I was a bit surprised that he was going so well, cos quite frankly - he was about twice the size of the runners around him.

Seems he went off a bit too fast - I cant even match his 10k time on a stand alone race - let alone as part of the marathon. I'm impressed he did so well.

Seems the wheels fell off a bit after that - but who can blame him.


If anyone knows if he has a justgiving account - I'd like to donate - he did bloody well to get round after that speedy start.
15/04/2008 at 14:23
I spotted a very big (round) chap way, way up the field at 8 miles, walking and clearly very sweaty and very knackered - very, very, VERY tight charity vest on. Assumed he'd started early, but maybe not.....? Can't believe he could run 37 mins for 10K though - if so, he's well and truly put me to shame!
cougie    pirate
15/04/2008 at 14:25
Thats the fella swerve ! He must have done it though - or else how would he have recorded times ?
15/04/2008 at 14:27


SUb 40 10k! Ok im getting there. But then 7 hours overall, the wheels went somewhere!

RW got to find this guy. Get him in the mag. Saying that love to see him at a 10k. suprise a few racing snakes.

15/04/2008 at 14:27
Certainly looks bona fide. I guess he could have fiddled it with a mate's help, but I can't see a reason why. He'd certainly been working hard to get where he was, whatever the story is.
15/04/2008 at 14:29

Yep I'll agree with you that he must have been going some! I started in pen 2 of the Red start, and crossed the start line after only 15-20 secs and then saw him parked up on the side of the road at about (I thought) 6 miles or so. I'd got to that point by doing 7m27s mm pace and had to do a double take when I saw him as I couldn't work out how someone SO large had managed to get to that point ahead of me.

He looked ready to pass out when I saw him...

cougie    pirate
15/04/2008 at 14:32
I saw him again later on - I was at mile 22 and he had not long come over tower bridge I think ? about 6 or 7 miles behind me now ?
15/04/2008 at 15:49

Well... using my researcher skills....

 He ran for click sargent, however i can't find him on just giving or on be my charity... all slightly strange

 But here are the photos

15/04/2008 at 15:55

 It  takes me an hour to get round a 10k (and I'm 9 and a half stone... )

15/04/2008 at 15:58
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/04/2008 at 16:05

Just looked at the pics and if that's him in the purple top there is almost no way he could run a 37min 10k being that size.

As a larger runner at my peek fitness I could only manage 48 mins and I was no where near his bulk then.

There must of been some chip timing problem at the start?

cougie    pirate
15/04/2008 at 16:05
Good work people - and yes - I believe it is the racing chappy.

Did he use a horse for the first 10k ? Anyone see one tethered up at the 6 mile post ?
15/04/2008 at 16:06

1 hour 45 minutes for the last 7km.  Brilliant

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/04/2008 at 16:06
A shire horse
M...eldy    pirate
15/04/2008 at 16:12
certainly didnt use my horse,  he's useless
15/04/2008 at 16:17
He might have tried to use the pantomime camel?
15/04/2008 at 16:18
Or maybe he was wearing healies?
15/04/2008 at 16:20
Maybe he intended to use a horse for the whole thing, but it's legs fell off after 6 miles.
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
15/04/2008 at 16:28
I thought the wall was at 16 miles?  Surely horses should be able to jump over it anyway (cept Meldy's)
15/04/2008 at 16:32

He doesn't have an individual Bmycharity page because he was running as part of a team - "Team Billy"


I did a quick google on him, and the 2nd or 3rd thing that came up was "Charles Egerton - breakfast for 6". Unfortunate! (it was a prize he'd donated)

 Still, very impressive he continued. I saw him come past just before 6 miles, he looked like he was going to explode and we were sure he was going to get taken off in an ambulance.  He must have incredible willpower.

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