Boom. Previous PB 4:31:54... Target time 4:15... decided to try and stay in front of 3:58 pacer on the day and didn't see him throughout. Chip time 3:50:34... FORTY ONE minute PB. Beyond excited. Definitely my proudest running result to date at any distance.
Great course. Great support. Will I be back? Never say never.
They beep / vibrate at each mile or kilometer depending on what setting you have it on to indicate what your split is and you can display pace you're running at. Pretty sure most versions have the beep / vibrate function to indicate going to fast / slow if setting it to a particular pace.
Either what Keith said or if you really want an actual watch then worth looking out on Amazon for deals. Now and again they'll have an older Garmin version going cheap which will more than cover what you want.
Jokeybhoy - your race number should have a colour - Green is 3:30-3:59 so hopefully you've got that.
Glad to hear past measurements have been close if not slightly under the distance. As others have said, it's officially UKA measured and they haven't had complaints of a short course so that's good enough for me. Just glad people haven't recorded half a mile over or 27.1 like I did in London last year. Again, could have been Garmin / running app error but obviously any extra distance adds time.
Eat / Drink strategy for me - gel after 1 hour and then every 50 minutes so only intend taking 4 or 5. Sip water in between (minimal) and going to take High 5 tab for bottle of water in final miles. Maybe a couple of jelly babies if being offered.
Really hope current BBC weather prediction comes true, 7 to 10 degrees would be perfect. Looking forward to it.