Don’t get stitched up
Duncan’s a bit concerned about getting the “stitch” around the start of the Marathon.
One of the main causes of stitch is eating too much, too soon before the race start. However, it’s a good idea to have some sort of breakfast on race day, (you’ll need fuel in your tank for the start, as well as top-ups during the race), so this warrants testing in training to get it right.
It’s not just the stitch, it’s also that uncomfortable feeling of too much in your gut, and feeling like throwing up for the first 5 to 10 minutes.