PP - you were set up. Did they flutter their eyelashes and tell you they'd always wanted to have their photo taken with a real London Marathon pacer.
Tommy Zoom! I have to admit that for me Tommy2D brings to mind a rather flat superhero. Good report though and another effortless PB. I'm itching for a race - might pop up to Cov to do the quick parkr this weekend if my hips are feeling ok.
i thought I was in good shape for VLM but after 13.1 in my goal 1:28 it all went wrongstomach cramp, itb pain, general lack of energyand I had a really hard last half in 1:52- very disappointed
To me, these don't seem to be issues to do with your training. Perhaps look at nutrition and physio work.
By the way - I suffered a similar crash during Brighton marathon, but I put this down to inadequate training due to injury. My plan to avoid that next time is to sort on my technique and form and also try to get in a nice base mileage towards the end of the year.
Before anyone asks, I don't think First Katie (or First Darryll) should count as a medal in the top trumps table.
Loved the report Lit - one of the things I enjoyed about the marathon was the ability to have a conversation with people along the way. You can't really do that in a half or quicker. Fantastically even splits thought Lit (apart from the generally quickening trend). Even when I was running with the pacers, mine were all over the place.