ON7/Selbs - it's a bummer but it's a good experience for me. Running on my lonesome and trying to maintain that sub40 pace when you are just running laps was tougher than I thought it could be. I put in a strong final lap and finish straight. If I had ran on for one more lap I think you'd have been looking at 1.15-1.17 at best so would still have missed the 40 by a few seconds. That's ok though cause I'm enjoying the journey .....
Padams - I thought much the same! Not entirely surprisingly she jumped a division best. She also ran the 4 x 400m relay. She really can do everything!
Comedy 10000m there Jimbob. I'll be sure to wear my garmin for mine in September to avoid similar.
Mmm yes I had my Garmin on and it had me well over 10k at the finish. Be sure to use the lap counting feature if your model has one. My 110 is fairly basic, so while it does have a lapping option it's fiddly and not easily readable. I've heard the gps watches don't work so well on the track. A pace band, a good stop watch and a reliable way of keeping count of the laps would be my recommendation. This watch has served me well on road races and it's come very close distance wise, almost spot on in most of my races, but it let me down, as when I was on my last lap (or so I thought thanks to the lap counting people) with 200 metres to go I had already clocked 10k, so there was no doubt in my mind. Also, all the others who finished around me who all ran 9600 as well, all had over 10K on their garmins. With that and men with clip boards shouting the laps we didn't stand a chance! (Data below FYI)