Morning all, just wanted to say thanks to anyone to helped me navigate along the way - you may not have known you were doing it, but after a while I pretty much gave up on reading my own map, and followed anyone I could see ahead. A couple of wrong turns, but nothing too significant, so plenty for me to learn about map-reading. After CP3 I joined in a pack with a couple of locals who knew exactly where they were going, so that saved my bacon, and also kept me running, as I didn't dare lose them! Finally battled round in 12h22, think I could do better next time...
I think I met a few of you on the way from Clarendon to the start (we never really discussed the Forum and nicknames, my real name Donald, think I was chatting to Darren about Comrades etc), so nice to see you, hopefully I'll see you all at this or similar events in the future....(brave words)
J Hamstrung - here's a guide for you....my flat 1/2 marathon PB is 1h41, I made the cutoff at Greensand in 58 or 59 mins (can't remember exactly), and finished in 4h43. I suspect I could have been quicker overall if I hadn't been so worried about missing the cutoff (unnecessarily as it turned out) that I pushed my pace a little over the first quarter.
Hi Dr Rob, sorry to keep pestering you with questions, but are there still spaces for Oct, what time do you think it will fill up? Reason I ask is that I'm running London - Brighton (57 miles) on Sunday, and want to see if I can still walk before committing to the Greensand.
To everyone else - I ran this a couple of years ago and cannot recommend it enough - brilliant run, and great organisation etc. If I could only do one organised race over and over, this would be it (genuinely).
Weather's meant to be ok on Sunday.....isn't it? The forecast I'm looking at says it'll be fine earlier, wet & windy by later, but by then we'll all be having a paddle in the English Channel and tucking into fish & chips.
Darka - I'm not sure if you'd describe my efforts as run/walk, but there'll certainly be plenty of walking amongst sporadic outbreaks of running!
McJack - that's 2 of us without much confidence in navigational ability then - I shall follow advice given much earlier in this forum which was to make sure you're pointing south at all times, then (apparently) you can't go wrong. Lingster, if I see 3 paths, I'm taking the middle one every time.
Hopefully see some of you at Clarendon on Sat evening / crack of dawn Sun morning.