Was late to the bench so sadly missed most but said hello to Bethan I think. Missed out on 3.30 but tbh was so chuffed at a 17 min pb in 3.33 and given how training went it didn't register as a negative. Plus managed to catch up with the legend that is Superman Tim Jones so that was a boost. Will write up properly tomorrow some great times by the looks of it.
Feels like it's been a proper busy but enjoyable day, did the expo, cruise and London eye, all fed and watered and winding down now. I'm in pen 4 btw so will aim to catch up at the bench if on time. Good luck everyone and enjoy.
Nice one Sean, I dont know which pen I am in yet hoping it is at least close to 3 but will find out later on. BRB last year I was about Pen 5 or 6 despite putting a faster time, I flapped a bit and the Saturday but my advise is to chill and do either of two things. Either full on relax and accept you will go off a bit slower, but prob not a bad thing, despite telling myself not to do any weaving or playing catch i did both last year, my aim this time is to take it sort of easier if I further back.
2nd option the marshals didnt seem especially vigilant at stopping people sneaking forward a pen or two, bit controversial this obviously but I was a bit nice at the start and wished id sneaked closer to the 3.30 pacer just left it a bit late. But main point is it certainly wasnt too difficult if you werent blatant!! We will probably be in pen 6 together knowing last year