Do Pacing Buses Work?


Pacing buses help thousands of runners around the country secure medals at races every year but are they for you? Once again at this weekend’s Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon and Half Marathon there will be ‘bus drivers’ pacing groups through to various time goals, as they will at this year’s Comrades Marathon too.

Are these groups more of a help than a hindrance? Will running within one help you secure the medal you are after? How do they work and do you have to ‘sign up’ to run in one of them? All those questions are answered on today’s Ask Coach Parry Podcast below.


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