Looking at some of the best runners they have run negative splits for the second half of marathons. I have only run 2 marathons a lot slower 5 years ago and 2 years ago. Both marathons I faded badly in the second half . I. I presume it is judging not going out to fast ( it is a marathon not a sprint) . My goal is to now try and run a negative split marathon.
The funny thing when looking at the potential cheats is the fact they can also be identified on marathon photos. If you are going to cheat do not cheat in the London Marathon as runners world resembles crime watch on their forums the next week. A few people will be hanging their heads in shame now.
i heard there was a 1 in 15 chance in getting through the London Marathon ballot. It is time for cheats to be banned. When there is a clamour of places and many genuine runners want a place this is frustrating. I am miles away from a good for age time but have run 26.2 twice in other marathons badly fading in the second half.
Anyone doing this one. Hoping this will be my 4th half this year. seeing family in Cornwall and stopping off in Plymouth night before half marathon. Was hoping for a sunny run beside the sea but forecast not looking great over the next week.