Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:41
AM, i would do that run with Ron Hill, but i am working. I suggest they are meeting inside the old train station booking hall area (now the new booking hall LMAO), but not sure.
I am not seeing much advertising for the race yet. I know they sent out a leaflet with the Council Tax bills, but as we dont get the messenger or advertiser very often for some reason, i dont know if there is much in there. Hopefully this Ron Run will get a little advertising out there, but cant see it will do much. Really nice of him to run though, it is all in the build up for the runners as well, he appears to be well behind the race having done the ASICS presentations as well.
I agree full trying to catch up 15 mins or even 30 mins would be almost impossible, certainly at my level.
For me running at 5h pacer, i can perhaps (hopefully) speed up (which is doubtfull) and maybe gain 5 to 10 minutes over the second half of the race. I think come race day i am likely to run to 25 miles with the 5h pacer and then try if possible to run ahead and get just under 5 hours. The more i think about it the more sensible for a first marathon it sounds.