I continued to flip and found the final instructions for the start. This has been an area of discussion ever since Jim found out that he didn’t qualify for elite status; where would we be starting? What was our chance at coming close to the front among the 45,000+ athletes?
151 to 1,000 are Championship competitors (blue number, white background and start at Blackheath, the Blue Start).
1,001 to 28,000 and 54,251 to 59,000 at the Blue Start.
28,001 to 33,250, the Green Start.
33,251 to 54, 250, the Red Start.
After checking my registration form, my number… 991, apparently I squeaked in with the Championship competitors… fan-bloody-tastic!