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Monday, July 30, 2012

Pace times used for the Dingle Half and Full Marathon...

With the Dingle Half and Full Marathon coming up on Saturday, the 1st of September, it's time to have a quick look at the pacers that will be on hand.

In the Half-Marathon, there will be pacers for 1.30, 1.45, 2.00 and 2.15
In the full Marathon, there will be pacers for 3.30, 3.45, 4.00 and 4.15

For those of you who are unsure as to how pacers work......
Basically, they run at a steady pace for the all of the race. They may build up a slight cushion of time ahead of the hills but essentially, the miles are evenly paced. You can use the pacers in a variety of ways....
1) Run with them as part of the pacing group and see if you can achieve your target time.
2) Use them for the first few miles to make sure you don't run too fast at the start of the race. Starting a race too fast is one of the most common mistakes people make, especially during the Marathon. All too often, you will see people walking in the second half of the race and their overall finishing time is a lot slower than if they had gone off at a more modest pace from the start.

The closing date for the Dingle Half and Full Marathon is the 22nd of August.

More details in these earlier posts HERE and HERE

The race website is

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi John,
any comment on how the dingle half compares to the cork half? I have a target pace I wish to achieve, based on the cork half, but not sure of how hilly the Dingle route is and how much it might slow me down! Cheers