That's the racing spirit Mike ! I like that. And I'm sorry if I upset you with my comment. I would never impede a racer, if they were behind me, wanting to pass.
But I have accepted the fact that I'm a slightly above average runner, which was confirmed at the finish, where I finish slightly above average the male marathon time for last year. I'm in the 50 to 54 age bracket now, which is quite competitive. I can still crank out 3:35 to 4:00 marathons, which is better than average... but no where near the bonus trophy round ? And if you really think about it... 72 out of the 800 plus marathoners are going to award. So if you are not one of the 72, Then rest of us are....losers like me ? I truly hope you award Mike. I was just giving advice from my, beer drinking, hot chicken wing eating slob, point of view. Not a racers advice point of view. Enjoy the PPM, I did !