In short: Not as flat as you might expect but well organised In full: My second time at Silverstone and again it was well organised despite the ongoing work on the circuit. My watch also made the course a little long (13.31) but I guess with that number of competitors, it's not always possible to stick to the racing line. And as for the headwind in the last mile.............. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Marmite! In full: I love this race but I also HATE IT!!! Why? Well, the course is superb, flat (windy yes) but very quick. I always have my best half of the year here BUT........ The course is ALWAYS long. Consistently 13.39. Today I passed the 13.1 mark in 75 30 which would easily have been a PB for me but because it's long I crossed the official line in 77 30. It's such a shame as at this point in my running PB's are hard to come by. The other thing that bugs me is that every year they hand out XL T-shirts that are obviously bought in bulk at a discount because of their size. I'd love to promote this race with a t-shirt but sadly my father in law is the pround owner of 5 of them that he uses when employed as a builder. I'm under 11 stone and he's 17 stone and 6 ft 2!
However.... I'll be back year after year because the real goal is London and Silverstone offers a great opportunity to measure your fitness for the big event.
It was such a shame this year that with the start and finish being moved they had the opportunity to accurately measure the distance.
In short: Very well organised with lots of encouragement from the many marshalls. Lots of drinks stations and loos, good mile markers showing race time. More hilly than I expected and very windy. A friendly race for beginners. Date of review: March 14, 2010
In short: Really well organised and easy to park and get home again! Plenty of room, so would suit beginners. Managed a PB on a slightly undulating course - but that last mile up hill and into the wind.....! Date of review: March 14, 2010