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Wasnt what I was hoping for unfortunately pulled up at 32.  Body feels fine.  Anyone who saw what the Pacers wore might understand.  The back is solid plastic.  Allows no air flow and I just cooked.  Poured water down my back from the second aid station but it just got worse and worse and I might have lasted a few more k but decided it wasnt worth it with how my body felt.

 

If they keep the backpack/flag in future events I dont think ill pace again.  Which is a shame cause I have loved doing it.

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1 hour ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wasnt what I was hoping for unfortunately pulled up at 32.  Body feels fine.  Anyone who saw what the Pacers wore might understand.  The back is solid plastic.  Allows no air flow and I just cooked.  Poured water down my back from the second aid station but it just got worse and worse and I might have lasted a few more k but decided it wasnt worth it with how my body felt.

 

If they keep the backpack/flag in future events I dont think ill pace again.  Which is a shame cause I have loved doing it.

I saw your video. Looked ridiculous.

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I'd this the first time they've done it this way?  What's wrong with a couple of balloons floating in the air?

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1 hour ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wasnt what I was hoping for unfortunately pulled up at 32.  Body feels fine.  Anyone who saw what the Pacers wore might understand.  The back is solid plastic.  Allows no air flow and I just cooked.  Poured water down my back from the second aid station but it just got worse and worse and I might have lasted a few more k but decided it wasnt worth it with how my body felt.

 

If they keep the backpack/flag in future events I dont think ill pace again.  Which is a shame cause I have loved doing it.

Those things looked hideous Brett - pacing a marathon, particularly at your pace is tough in itself, but to carry that thing on your back as well must have been insane. Well done for toughing it out for 32km.

I was happy with my run - 3:21 official time (watch says 3:19?), but a clear PB anyway. 

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1 hour ago, goughy said:

I'd this the first time they've done it this way?  What's wrong with a couple of balloons floating in the air?

They used to not sure why the change.

 

I know one of the other 3.00 Pacers pulled the pin a lot earlier, maybe 20k in but not sure. I did put my straps on as tight as I could so it wouldnt move.  In hindsight that pulled it tight against my back and definitely meant airflow was restricted then the water I was pouring down just kept getting hotter.  Anyways... There was a lot of pacers who managed to finish despite this thing so cudos to them.  I'm disappointed in myself but I made a call and have to live with it now.

 

Well done everyone who was out there today, if they use the packs again next year I might come race instead.

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2 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wasnt what I was hoping for unfortunately pulled up at 32.  Body feels fine.  Anyone who saw what the Pacers wore might understand.  The back is solid plastic.  Allows no air flow and I just cooked.  Poured water down my back from the second aid station but it just got worse and worse and I might have lasted a few more k but decided it wasnt worth it with how my body felt.

 

If they keep the backpack/flag in future events I dont think ill pace again.  Which is a shame cause I have loved doing it.

I don't think they'll have any pacers if they keep it based on all the complaints.. 

I saw you as you passed 30km and was cursing how easy you making it look.  It maybe looked like were slightly leaning fwd more but looked good to me.. guess looks were deceiving 

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8 minutes ago, Kim jong-un said:

our rear 1:30 half pacer said never again.

I thought you were doing 1:30 for the full?

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My day was disastrous as expected but sadly worse than plan D .but oh well.  Re the pacer outfit...that really stunk in Denmark.  Observation, by my mental arithmetic some of the pacers when into the 30k mark were more than expected to be in front and some would have created challenges for their band of merry men...not sure how many 4.00h people would have made it.  Perhaps that was due to the NYPD outfit strapped to the pacers.

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Slumming it at a penthouse in Labrador. Most of our crew smashed it.

Mrs CN (I'm just going to run easy, oh shit my dodgy hammy has cramped walking to the start line) 1st in her AG (55-59) out of 129 in the 5.7km.

Miss CN (23, 2nd HM) and her "I Fn hate cardio & I hate Fn running" boyfriend (25, 1st ever running race, does an HM) asked me to write them a training program, and went 1:50 (6min PB) & 1:43 (I just want to break 2hrs) respectively.

Our mate James who has never competed in anything in his life and never done any formal exercise until the last year when he started cycling with us (and kicks our arses) busted out the 5.7km, 19th in his AG..

Miss CNs friend from school did the full mara in 4:24 and is not even hobbling (oh to be 23 again)

Me - not a single fish landed yet, but still 2 days to avoid getting skunked.

However, the highlight for me was these muppets in the carp hats.

And GC motorists are far more tolerant of cyclists than the @#$%s where I live who have NO TRAFFIC AT ALL TO DEAL WITH! Had a very pleasant ride y'day.

 

 

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23 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wasnt what I was hoping for unfortunately pulled up at 32.  Body feels fine.  Anyone who saw what the Pacers wore might understand.  The back is solid plastic.  Allows no air flow and I just cooked.  Poured water down my back from the second aid station but it just got worse and worse and I might have lasted a few more k but decided it wasnt worth it with how my body felt.

 

If they keep the backpack/flag in future events I dont think ill pace again.  Which is a shame cause I have loved doing it.

We also noticed that in the full mara, many of the pacers had actually lost the flag off the pole, so it looked like they were running with a WW2 radio pack on.  But in the half mara, the flags seemed to stay put.  Different flags?  Or perhaps 21.1kms was their jolting limit and sometime after that they broke off?

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11 minutes ago, ComfortablyNumb said:

We also noticed that in the full mara, many of the pacers had actually lost the flag off the pole, so it looked like they were running with a WW2 radio pack on.  But in the half mara, the flags seemed to stay put.  Different flags?  Or perhaps 21.1kms was their jolting limit and sometime after that they broke off?

I went through the water spray thing at 30k and it hit on that.  Was there something similar on the out and back in the final 10k that might have taken the flag off?

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