CC2 - I'm in a hi viz yellow vest with a green diagonal stripe. You can't miss us Huncote Harriers
When I picked up my number on Wednesay, the guy specifically said to me: make sure they give you two chips because you're on champ start. Is this the case that only some of us have two chips? They didn't give me two sets of ties, however, I've just had to raid the kitchen cupboard!
Regarding that article: does it not reflect the likelihood that most people aim for a even-pace/negative split but often slow down due to myriad variables? It strikes me that if you 'aim' to slow-down, you're likely to encounter more serious problems than if it occurs "naturally".
My strategy is half-way 1.27ish and second-half as close to that as I can possibly manage.
Just got back from an enjoyable 5k, including about 2.5miles at MP (6.40). Legs felt surprisingly bright, although my non-cold is causing minor snot issues. Hopefully a decongestant and lots of sleep before Sunday will sort that.