Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:38
Yeah they are frowned upon by the organisers and some runners. But as long as you are sensible and don't put them on at the start then there's never really an issue. I never put mine on till I'm in my stride and in no danger of colliding with anyone, keep my line etc.
Its the ones that stick them on straight at the start, run in the middle of the road 3 abreast then decide to stop and walk.
Bottom line, if you're wearing them keep your eyes open to the sides and behind you.
Im finished with training now, going to spend the weekend relaxing till Sunday, Ill have my usual pasta on Sun then hope it all goes well on the day.
Good luck to everyone taking part. Lets hope for a cool day, not too much sun, maybe even a bit of light rain in the last few miles!