In short: luckily started at the front!! In full: After realising there were purple and blank colour numbers in with the black bands, I moved forward to the green start. I walked past two race organisers who didn't say anything. They were letting people into this section regardless of their colour so no wonder it was a complete mishmash.
Overall my race went excellently and I got a 13 minute PB, but unless there is an assurance that starting blocks will be marshalled I won't be back.
Sounds awful at the end for many people though. Date of review: October 24, 2010