Red Start - Half Mile longer?

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Apr 2018
4:17pm, 23 Apr 2018
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I'm normally really good at following the racing line - I'm a lazy sod and don't want to run any further than I have to, easier than learning to run faster. I ran 26.8 miles yesterday from the green start, but I made a conscious decision yesterday to stick to the shadier side of the road where this was possible, and I reckon this was the extra mileage.
I agree that anywhere with trees, high buildings, etc. means that GPS loses accuracy, though.
Apr 2018
4:48pm, 23 Apr 2018
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rodeoflip - have a read through my maths and I suspect you'll realise missing the racing line didn't add 0.6m to your distance - it'll be GPS errors accounting for 95% of that difference.
Apr 2018
5:46pm, 24 Apr 2018
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57.5 Degrees of Pain
I measured 42.8 off blue (using a maximum shade strategy). I think the course measurement was way off as each 5km split felt longer than the last, and took me more and more time... ;-).

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