Similar story for me....about 550k on a pair of nimbus 12's.....faultless, no injuries...they were brilliant.
When the time came to change I went for Nimbus 14's... and they were terrible....calf injuries, didn't feel good at all......sent them back.....opted for a pair of Kinsei 4's but am still not happy....both feel less cushioned, tighter
I thought it was great....only one complaint...bit of a pinch point in one part (just after 3k mark) moving from bridle path to field.....but a great course....very pretty.....quite hilly......get there early...parking a bit tight.....in a lovely village...and it was 10k (not 9.4)
blimey....if they changed the course the day before then that really does explain the mess.....
would be nice to have one of the organisers on to explain what happened.
never mind I guess - intention of the thread was to see if anyone else had the same problem as me of 1/2k short.... or if it was my Garmin that was screwed........seems quite a few people had the same problem and are as disappointed as me.
The Munden House 10k (Watford) was also on 6th May this year (last year it was 24th June). I chose to do Watford 10k this year based on the good experience of 2012 that was absent this year.
I think if Watford 10k and Munden House 10k are both on the same date again next year then I might be tempted to do Munden instead....at least its a proper 10k and not next to roads.....and too many tight and narrow points on this years Watford 10k that are no good for overtaking.....a single file bridge...FFS !
....unless, that is, the race organisers of Watford 10k can sort out a better route for next year...... that is at least 10k...... ??
I know its all a good cause and "fun run" etc....but for me, and I am sure I am not alone, I treat these events reasonably seriously to test how my training has paid off....if a proper 10k distance and a proper route is that unimportant to the organisers then why even bother with chip timing ?....we might as well do the run carrying a fridge on our back or dressd as an ostrich...and walk round drinking a few tinnies on the way.
the more I think about this the more disappointed I am....a whole 1/2k short ....thinking again its completely ridiculaous that it is so short....
..if parts of the course were that important not to cut corners (to make the full 10k distance....eg Km8 across the field) then put more marshalls there......marshalls sitting on a bench on a single file track next to the river are no use...