Hilden Bro - Yeah that was me! Scottish with the Nathan waistpack - well remembered! Anyway, glad to hear you finished in around the four hour mark too. That was Naughty Girl who had the spectacular finish though, not me. I crossed the line looking pretty awful (judging by the photos...) but managed to remain upright, thank goodness.
JB is right - I only caught up with the pacer later on in the race (around mile 8) because I started in pen 7 on the blue start. I was totally amazed to have caught up with a 9 min/mile pace group because I had no idea I would manage a sub-4.
Anyway, it was fun to follow the pacer for a while, but wow it was hard to keep track of him in amongst all of those crowds! In the end it was defintely easier just to keep to my own pace, rather than constantly trying to weave in an out of people, in an effort to keep him in sight.
Hilden Bro - Did you manage your sub-4? You and I were both following the 9-min/mile pacer for a few miles, and then I ran into you again some time after we'd both lost track of him (I was the girl in the white t-shirt with red pattern and dark hair in a ponytail). I never saw the pacer again after that. I take it you didn't either? Anyway I managed my sub-4 all the same (3:57:58) so I was really happy. Relied on my trusty Garmin to pace me instead!