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Paces range from sub 4hrs to just about make it, so no pressure
Are any of you planning on going to any of the pre FLM pacing events?
I'm interested in trying the pacing out for the 11 min / jog/walk group to give me an idea of whether i can keep up or not and whether the stop start is for me. I, like some of you above, would like to keep jogging if i can rather than jog / walk but i might not hold up the 11 min pace for the whole thing.
I'm glad I'm not the only one having doubts about the pace of the official just get around group. And like lots of you, I'm not sure the walking is a great idea - once I walk, i find it tough to get going again and I only like to walk when I really have to and hopefully thats not in the first 5 minutes!
Didn't someone suggest another slower group? Couldn't we pull something together unofficially? It would be so mich nicer then to leave it to chance and hope we all meet up on the day.
Wendy the idea of run/walk is that you walk before you need to so that you actually keep going for much longer at a steady pace. I will be joining the GYR group this year hopefully and you wont be able to miss me as I will be dressed as Little Miss Naughty (one of the Mr Men). Hoping to finish in around 5:30.
Not my first go at it but will be my toughest
Piranha you can go back pens but not forward. So you will have to either do your own pacing or try to catch the pacer you want to be with. They do collapse the pens where you may get the opportunity to get closer but you will still be fighting with lots of others trying to do the same
I followed the run/walk pacing group at Silverstone the other year but could only keep up if I ran while everybody else was walking which defeated the point really and I had to drop back after 6 miles as it was paced at 11min/miles an my long runs are at about 11:30 Instead I walked at every mile marker which worked a treat and I didn't come in too far behind them. I remember feeling disheartened that I was too slow even for "just get round" pace but I now know that I'm not alone so don't fret too much people if you are in this catagory - there are a good bunch of us out there! I found that walking at every mile marker meant I wasn't a slave to my watch either. Having said that, I am going to have another go with GYR group at Kingston but I won't fret too much if I can't keep up.