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Full info here about this years pacing and which pens we should be going for and what the lollypops look like. http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/event-editorial/pacing-groups-at-the-virgin-london-marathon/793.html
Thanks Bart - I was looking for that information this morning! I'm still trying to work out if I should stick with the 11 min milers and see how long I hold on for.
This may sound a silly question but are you open to chatting along the way?
I'd normally say err on the side of caution and never go off too quickly, but as both go off at the same pace, why not stick with the 11min mile pacer and see how that feels, you could always drop back if you have to, but I'm sure you'll be fine, 11mm is a nice pace!
I'll be chatting away, to myself if no one else wants to join in....!
Helen - I have run a slow marathon in 51/2 hours & I have run walked a marathon i 5 1/2 hours. I would definately recommend run/walk.
Hi all, I did Silverstone in 2.20 non-stop but since then I haven't run (injury/work)
Panic is now setting in ! Is the run/walk pace a viable option or am I just kidding myself ?
I will be running over the next couple of weeks but obviously no 20 milers.
Due to a lack of running/motivation I'll be starting with the run walk and possibly moving into the walk walk group !!!!
It doesn't matter the time just saying I finnished will be great.
See you at the start, I'll be the fat bloke in black (it makes me look slim )
The run walk group sounds fine to me as being a slower runner I want to get round safely and enjoy the day as training has been mixed this year with bad weather and illness so to have a pacer takes away the worry will be great. I would like to wishh everyone whatever your target time Good Luck enjoy the day have fun and see you at the finish. Remember their will be a medal at the finish for you and me as their is for the front runners the only difference they get a cheque for doing it and we at the back run for a cheque for charities big and small and have more fun along the way.I did my last long run 10ml today just a short one next week and ready for London next weekend See you all soon Maggie
I am very slow too, but can keep going, I would like to do it in 5.30 hr but it will probably be longer. Any advice to improve my time.