In short: All the professional 'whippets' were a little intimidating to a first-timer but a great run! In full: My only other race to date was the 2005 Great South Run - I missed the fun runners and fluffy bras! However being a F1 fan, racing around the track was a fantastic experience and I really enjoyed it. The marshalls were great and really kept us going even when the wind seemed to be against us!! A great place for my first PB - and hopefully a new one next time! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Good race as always at the British home of Formula One In full: Having done this race three times now and the half marathon here, the novelty of Racing around Silverstone has worn a little, but in terms of a running race it has plenty going for it: ample parking, wide running space making for a quick start, flattish course and good support for a 10k race down the pit straight. The head wind from Copse down to the Hangar straight was a real pain making for slipstreaming not seen since Monza 1971.... An area of slight criticism was the slightly chaotic finish with the positions, but I believe the organizers have acknowledged there was a problem. In summary not the greatest circuit to run on (That for me would be Suzuka (awesome)) but a great place to race. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Novelty value and quick In full: Lining up at the start... the smell of fuel, actually ralgex! Good course logistically - ample parking, wide course, no bottlenecks. Couldn't hear the megaphone announcements. Shame they didn't use the lights to start the race and maybe the chequered flag to end it. Felt sorry for the wheelchair racers who on their second lap had to fight their way through the runners. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: As a virgin 10k entrant this proved exhilirating! In full: Have got the bug now and so has hubbie. looking forward to the next event and plan to come back next year. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: Well organised & well supported as usual In full: I keep coming back for this one despite the trek up the M1 and along the A43 (and the pain of getting in to the circuit). A well organised & marshalled event.
In short: Loved the race, didn't like getting in and out of the circuit In full: The race was really good if not a bit windy and it was really enjoyable, well marshalled and overall it was all done well apart from the curse of Silverstone parking. Getting in and out of the circuit took forever which was extremely frustrating but it wouldn't put me off doing it again ! Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: A good evening out - plus I got to race at Silverstone! In full: Being a bit of an F1 nut it was extra special. Organisation seemed pretty good. Hopefully will be back next year. A medal or something would have been nice - but I can't complain as the entry fee was pretty low. Date of review: May 3, 2006
In short: a chance to race around silverstone is great In full: a good venue, only a few slopes, its a bit open at times and gets windy but hey no wheres perfect. very well organised, would think about doing it again as its two laps of the track which is fine. definately pick a non windy day though it could be very tough if the wind gets up. Date of review: May 3, 2006