If one of us can't keep the pace up I know that we would seperate as we are both very keen to get under 3h30mins and have both trained with that in mind. Thanks for all the advice so far. I might try to get in contact with FLM organisers and see what they say.
I disagree completely. I want to run with my mate because we both want to acheive the same thing, a time under 3h30mins. We have trained together a few times and found it helps focus are pace and helps us to push each other when the going gets tough. I think it is vital we run together!
I want to finish in under 3h30mins so don't know what is best to do really I guess we could met up at 5 miles whihc is what I did with a mate a couple of years ago, but then the blue start didn't seem to strict. Has it got all more security on it now?