Chris - yes it took me so long to go from run/walk as a beginner up being able to run about 16 miles without walking that i'm struggling to go back - even though i know it makes sense and can get me through my marathons and beyond comfortably and means i can carry on with this running lark for a long long time.
Coincidently my friend i did my last long run with (she did 18 of it) messaged me yesterday to see if i'd heard of RWR and did i think it was worth giving it ago. So we are going to do Sundays 20 together (it's her first 20 ready for 1st marathon at London) in a run 5 walk 1. It will be good to see if i can manage that for 20, how i feel after and how fast/slow it is. I can then decide what i'm going to aim for in Manchester.
Always Trying - i thought i'd put 5 hours but Pen F sounded quite far back so i wasn't sure. Thanks
Yes if the pacers go at the pace it says on the website i won't last 2.6 miles never mind 26. Will plod at a comfortable pace and probably throw in a small walk every mile (it worked for Snowdon) hopefully just the fact that its flat will help up my pace naturally. Anyway the whole point is to enjoy.
Had a look at the route map yesterday at least my hotel is nice and close to the start and even closer to the finish
SB RRR - lol at the shock horror no doubt my resolve will weaken come Friday night. Definately nothing Saturday before my last LSR and nothing the night before
RRR - thanks for the pen info wasn't sure how strict they were. Except for London which was very strict all my races have had very casual starts. Will slot myself in at around the 5 hr mark who knows may try to latch onto the pacer but the average pace it says on the website scares me. May be best to plod at me pace than risk going too fast especially until closer to the finish.