Anyone got any good advice about this one on 8th Oct? I ran Chester in 2013, so remember a fair amount but it's usually good to read bits and pieces about organisation, and the course etc
One specific question... they've introduced the (sold-out) metric marathon since I last did the race - and those runners merge with the marathon at around the 18 mile mark. By my calculations any marathoner running slower than approx 3.15 pace is going to reach the merge-point after metric marathon runners who are slower than them... and this would get worse such that I can image that people gunning for a 3:45 or 4 hour time could come up behind groups of charity metric-marathon runners - maybe making it difficult to weave through a bit - especially as the marathoner is getting tired.
It's a theoretical problem... has anyone seen this as a real problem in the last couple of years?