Posted: 20/09/2014 at 22:04
This is a constant issue at any race with a decent numbers of participants.
I don't think people are doing this out of selfishness, but I do think many people massively over estimate how good they will be when they reach the line on race day.
I spend every race passing people futher up the pack, in my first half I passed a couple who had started just behind the Elite group. I was estimating a 2 hour finish!
My advice is enter smaller races or you just have to put up with it. You need to find yourself a little space and exploit it, keep an eye on the gaps up ahead and try and stay away from groups of people running together - they are a nightmare to get round.