Not too fussed as i didn't crack 3 but would like to know what happened in case i run again next year. The only reason i can think off is that the clock started 2 minutes before the claxon. It was a great day though. Thought the vaseline was a nice touch, although when a female marshall offered it to me I didn't know what to think. Lol. Support was also superb during the last couple of miles.
Excellent day. Ran 3:01:50 on my garmin which is a PB. Only strange thing is my finish time says 3:04 even though I know it only took me about 20 seconds to cross the start line after the gun? Even for the winner who was stood right at the front, his gun time was 2 minutes slower than his chip time. Thought the event was marvellously marshalled, organised and supported, but I would not have been chuffed if I had ran 2:58 and the organisers had denied me my first official sub 3.
I very much doubt the race will start on time with 1000+ people in a queue to pick up race packs. Luckily a friend picked mine up. I was also a little confused about the chip. There should have been a sticker on the chip informing us that it is not to be removed. On a more positive note, just checked the weather forecast. BBC reckons it will be cool but sunny for the duration of the race. Good luck all!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope all is well. I am getting nervous about Sunday. Doesn't matter how well prepared you are, these things always suck big time in the last 30 minutes. I have been trying to get a message to the race organiser asking if a friend could pick up my pack on my behalf. No response so far. What mail address have others on the thread used?
This will be my latest sub 3 attempt. Ran 3:02 at this race in 09 so I know that the course is pretty quick. Looking at my Garmin data from that race, the first 3 are slightly downhill which is good for warming up hips and lower back. Good luck all!!!