In full: A good race especially for 1st timers but very surprised that a race of that standing had every mile marker incorrectly placed and therefore not a true half to compare to other pbs, as course longer by at least 0.2miles! Not just my garmin that was measuring this but all around me!! Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Great flat course for first timers like to cut their teeth on In full: As a first timer and huge F1 fan I was always going to enjoy this but have to say that I thought the almost every aspected of the event was excellent. Getting parked and into the start was no problem, marshalls and organisation were great. I even beat my target time by nearly 4 mins coming in at 1:41:03. Only problem was getting out the car park - moved 5 metres in 45mins. Wouldn't have been so bad if the marshalls were trying their best but most of the time they were just playing around - awful. However, will be back next year? You bet ya. I'll just cross the finish line and head straight to the car park. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Top notch organisation In full: Been looking forward to this one for a long time and was hoping for a sub 1hr 30 so imagine my horror when i pulled my hamstring at mile 4 and had to run through the pain barrier to finish in 1 hr 35. But other than that everything was great from the easy parking, the support,the marshals and the helpers in the baggage area. I'll be back. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: Great Track, Great for PB In full: 2nd visit to silverstone but my first HM there. long lines of traffic getting in (40 minutes) but once on site well organised. Good course, plent of space - but can walkers plod on the outside of the track not the inside line??? Good water stations, great medal and T-shirt, and yes I'll be back again...also knocked 9 minutes off my PB Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: More Toilets at 3 miles needed In full: This is the second time i have done this event and again the only issue i had was that they needed more toilets around the 3 mile mark, i was already bursting at the first mile mark and by the time i got to the 3 mile mark the prota loos were already had a large queue, i went onto the next which was about 7 mile mark, big mistake. Other than that you can get a good time at this one. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: PB Pole Position In full: My second Adidas Silverstone HM and found this years was a lot better organised. The bagging areas was pain free and the course is a potential PB breaker. I managed a 4 year best and was 3 mins under my target of 1:46 ..
The course is busy but if you've got a spring marathon perfect to get you in the right mindset. Date of review: March 4, 2013
In short: great race, friendly marshalls but the car parking needs work In full: My third HM, and a PB for me. I'll start with the good points. Marshalls incredibly supportive and happy, despite the cold. Racing on Silverstone itself is great for a motor racing fan. Seven minutes to get over the start line, and a PB at the end.. sneaky slope up to the finish too.
The only thing that needs fixing is the car park at the end of the race. Organisation getting in great,getting out, not so much. Over an hour of not moving an inch and on marshalls in sight followed by a four hour drive home isn't good. Made for a late night home. I'd still do the race again though Date of review: March 4, 2013