Posted: 05/01/2016 at 23:29
That's funny , my knees do the same thing! I asked Galloway and he said to practise the acceleration gliders ( on his website or you tube) so that you transition more gently. It's almost like you can't quite pick the moment that you go from run to walk and vice versa. My knees don't do it any more.
When I do most races I keep to the left when I'm going to walk, raise a hand just before I walk and then walk. In America you have to keep to the right! However, I found London was more than a little crazy and pretty congested in places. There's also a lot of first time or "one and done" runners who end up taking random walk breaks all over the show so the whole keep left thing becomes totally unnecessary! I did try hard to glance over my shoulder before I walked, just so that I didn't end up with someone in a dinosaur suit falling over me! I was worried about it but I really didn't need to be.
Make sure you have your name on your shirt. There's nothing like the feeling of London screaming just for you!!