This was my first ever competitive race and to pick a half marathon I thought was quite brave. I finished in 2 hours 4 min and was slightly dissapointed not to get sub 2 hours.
I really enjoyed the day from start to finish and thought it was excelently organised!
As i'm fairly new to the sport I'd now like to invest in a Garmin (however reading some blogs on here are they really accurate) and was wondering if anybody could help reccomend a model and where I could get one from. Equally if anyone has a second hand one for sale please contact me.
So there we go my first race, my first half marathon and i've set a PB of 2 hrs 4 min. Very proud of my Tshirt and medal too!
This was my first half marathon.
Very impressed by the whole organisation - very slick compared to other events I've done, great goody bag, good car parking and marshalling, iconic track etc.
Can't comment on the lack of atmosphere - felt fine to me...
My Garmin also 'over-read' the distance at 13.34 miles. So that's about 400 yards over. I'll believe the guy who said the course was properly measured, but I also believe my Garmin, so not being able to apex each corner seems to have added 400 yards (or about 2 minutes at my speed).
Overall though, it's an event I aspire to do again next year - many thanks Adidas, Silverstone, and all the marshalls!
2hr 4 is a brill time, and I'm sure you'll go sub-2 hours on another day. Silverstone, with the wind, was quite a challenging circuit.
I run with a Garmin 405 and have no complaints at all with it. My girlfriend has a 305 and she likes it. I think I'd probably get the 405 again due to it being smaller, but ultimately if there was a significant difference in price I'd happily go for the 305.
was my 2nd half marathon in preparation for vlm.
was aiming for a sub 1;30 as two weeks before had managed a 1:30:39.
was a good event, however strugled with the heat and the lack of water stops, ending up gasping and had to drink the lucosade.... not a good idea.
struggled to a 1:35 with an amazing sprint finishes as i am told there was quite a crowdin cheering (i was oblivious)
Highlight for me was certainly chatting to iuan thomas about a mile in!!
Hi all- 'Mother Duck' here!! I enjoyed the race- even the quiet parts as I was just trying to take in all the circuit etc. I was 1-27 and 12 miles and totally lost it into the wind over the final mile and finished 1-35-20ish
Re the splits that were initially available. Mine seemed Ok apart from the 10k time which was far too fast . I was wondering whether splits were initially available (however inaccurate) so that the organisers could verify that all finishers and completed the whole route ie- no cheaters.
There is no way anyone is seeing my photos!
byee Molly AKA Mother Duck X
Does anyone ever buy their race pics or even like them?!
I'm a no on both points.
No- although I did when I did London marathon. I can hardly manage a grimace in mine let alone a smile ) lol
OK off for run.......
I'm still a bloke aged 18-39 in the results despite telling the organizers by email. Am I being anal? It makes a personal difference as I did rather well for age.
My Garmin also had 13.36 by the way, although I was aware at times of electing not to queue up to turn a corner!
Wind was a killer, especially at the end when I was going backwards after starting way too fast.
Reading tomorrow - easy easy easy to quote a mentor of mine!
Rabbit- not anal at all- we work hard for our results and they need to be right- keep nagging at them ! Well done to you.
Good luck at Reading...
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