Just having a look at london results and noted that 4 runners managed to judge their pace to perfection to finish in 2:59:59, while one gentleman has only a modest amount of work to do to improve on his 3:00:00 to turn failure into success.
Oh and I did see mandog at around 5K. I thought I must be going mad, and spent several minutes looking for the great Samir, but he must have been in the middle of a regeneration. Did anyone else see mandog?
Dan. Great pic and great story. your day sounds like a perfect follow up to your sub 2 45. BTW the nurse finished just a few seconds ahead of me in 2 46 something. He was called Neil, as several thousand supporters informed me for almost two hours during the day.
CD. Perfect comments both on the Denise Lewis 'interview', and that tw@t with the serpentine vest running with Paula. I am surprised she didn't have stern words with him at the very least. Would he have enjoyed someone doing that to him?
With a target of 2 47, I will settle for 2 46 52. Gives me a substantial PB (at age 45) and finally feel like I am running well after close to five years of niggle- impaired running. Nice to be greeted by CW as I crossed the line. Looks like some amazing results coming in.
Hmmmm I better delete (C) or not shoot for (A) then doh. Tbh I am not all that sure where I am and will just go by feel on the day. TR good news! OS I may see u on course! I can't seem to find this app folks talking about but I'm a bit useless on that stuff.
Selbs. Given what CRAB posted in last few days, I think you can disregard his pacing advice. Seriously if you or anyone else fancies 1 23 30 at halfway it would be great to hook up and do it together.
I havent followed the Paula story closely. Has she given a target time? (Somewhere between Spider-Man and Elvis?). Is she running off the champs start? If so I assume she will be immediately in the company of a small number of champs men (and no women). If she is in the 2 30 to 2 40 range from early doors she probably has the potential to spoil the pacing plans of a good number of men.