Sorry but he wasn't. That might be the organisers fault. My predicted time was 4 hours and I was placed in coral 4. I was right at the front and I could see 4hr and 4.15 in the coral in front. It said on the flag for coral 4, 4hrs to 4.99.
Needed to post and say I had a cracking day yesterday. The course was excellent and the finish section really well managed. The medal is top quality, I was able to try on a t shirt and get the right size. Plus lots of free packs of crisps and a free beer at the end helped the recovery. No problems personally with marshalling and the drinks, gels etc on route were plentiful although I agree another drinks station at about 23 was needed. The results are on line and lots of good photos too. I would certainly do another rock n roll event. There was perhaps a lack of on course entertainment but I never think that's of much use anyway. The only real issue I had was that the 4.00 and 4.15 pacers started from the 3 hour coral. With wave starts that meant they were way ahead of the 4 hour coral. I passed the 4.15 pacer at 1 mile. Never found the 4 hour one. This normally wouldn't be a problem but I forgot my watch. Ended up going out faster than planned...which in reality was a bonus because I finished in 3.45 when my goal was 4....this may explain my glowing review ????.
FFF reunited eh! Well I guess I qualify. Have not visited the forums for a very long time (even to lurk) but popped on yesterday to try and find a race to inspire me to get training again and couldn't resist having a look to see if the FFF thread was still going......and found this. Had to post and managed to remember my old login which still worked! Nice to see some old names still about, had a look through some old threads and it brought back some good memories. FFF was king of the late night chat....usually about everything other than running. I made a conscious decision in the end to give up the forums as they were affecting my work. Have been really busy last few years but decided last week to stop bringing work home. So I may pop in again some time (and might not leave it three years between posts). All the best to past and present FFFers.
So many familiar piccies about tonight. Are the days of weekly piccie changes in the past or is this forum now just home to the old and the familiar?....it feels very like an old sofa, think I'll sit down and curl up for a while.