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London GFA

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Aug 2019
8:46am, 23 Aug 2019
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B Rubble
Glad you both got in Bazo and Mike.

Precisely Larks, targeting 3:05ish would make it more secure if you drop a few seconds. A friend of mine did 3:06:53, which at the time seemed well in but was only 27s in the end.

The new format might actually be a good thing for me as the more challenging target will make me step up a bit more in my training. The harder the task the more enjoyable the achievement.
Aug 2019
8:59am, 23 Aug 2019
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Hopefully my time from vlm can be used for 2021 as well by which time I will be approaching the next age category.
Aug 2019
9:30am, 23 Aug 2019
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I’m in as well.

A lot of people were surprised there was no fiddling about with times required last year, but I reckon this April’s perfect conditions meant it was inevitable there’d be p pole missing out.

Feel for those under 40s stoked by a first sub-3 only to be found that their reward of a VMLM place required a 2:57:20.
Aug 2019
3:42pm, 23 Aug 2019
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I'd be interested in the dataset that they have, as the effect on some time brackets will be different to others. I wonder if they could have finessed it at all to, say, leave the published time as the cut off for some age groups, and not for others. 2h57m20s is 1.5% faster than 3hrs, but only 1.1% faster than 4 hours for example. I suppose they've just gone for a simple, easy to understand position.
Aug 2019
6:17pm, 23 Aug 2019
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There was apparently a 15% increase in the number of male sub 3 runners in 2019 compared to the years 2015-17 and a 30‰ increase in the sub 3:45 women runners for the same years.

2018 was discounted from the stats I saw due to it being "a bit warm".

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