In short: 2nd race here in 3 years and worth the wait In full: This race gave me a PB at the same course and I also ran with someone i was dating at the time so was nice to travel with her (and my aunt and uncle-who always support me at this course). This was to be the last time the old rickety bridge was used as the starting point and nostalgia kicked in once I also remembered it could be the final Grand prix if Donnington took over- as this is now 201o when writing this i know its not the case.
The course will never be easy as running on mostly tarmac is not great for the knees but i was prepared as had practiced on plenty of roads and cross country for added measure.
I did manage to start off well and ended with a PB OF 1:33 which took me by suprise. i did aim to run better in 2010 but sadly was even slower than 2007. I am now training for the great north run with aim of at least 1:33 if not sub 1:30 Date of review: May 8, 2010
In short: Fantastic!!! In full: This was my first half marathon and the whole experience was fantastic. THe organisation and facilities ran like clockwork. As a motor racing fan i can not think of a better place to do your first half marathon. Have already entered next year!!! Date of review: May 4, 2009
In short: Good organisation. Lots of water / Lucozade Sport drinks! In full: The baggage was excellent - I only arrived back at the pits and a man was already there with my bag!! Plenty to drink, but just wish they had told you they were spread out as I nearly got knocked over a couple of times to try and get the the drinks from the first few tables by other runners! My only disappointment was the delay at the start - why do they do this!!??? It really annoys me!! Not bothered about the poor scenery as this was expected - what else do you expect around Silverstone track!? - trees and countryside?? Very windy on the day and not as flat as I expected - but did do a PB of 1:49! Date of review: March 26, 2009
In short: PB-tastic course. In full: 1st time doing this event, on the plus side, fast course (71mins), flatest coure ever for me, cheap £15, arrived early & left early no prolems, iso drinks, XL t-shirt(not technical). Pen system worked well, plenty of space. Dullest course ever, the probs with parking delays, in and out all highligheted on these web pages last year, so aware of them, may be back. Date of review: March 26, 2009
In short: Novelty value given it's a chance to line up on the Silverstone Grand Prix gridd. Wellorganised as far as the race went. Great water and lucozade throughout the race. However, let down at the end as it took nearly as long to get out of the car park a Date of review: March 24, 2009
In short: Good PB potential course (with added cachet of F1 circuit for petrolheads)) In full: Brilliant weather meant I came back with mild sunburn (much better than the hailstorm 2 years ago). Increased numbers of runners also swelled the support (whch was great), BUT the helpful parking marshalls disappeared when we (all) tried to leave (took aaages), which kind of took some of the glow off the day. Date of review: March 23, 2009