I'd agree with that - enjoyed the track sections but the rest was nothing exciting. Could have done without the tinny tannoy music.
Glad I entered but not sure I'll be back next year.
Ive never done this, but the thought of running around a soulless race track just depresses me ......... fine if you want to improve your PB, but I cant think of any worse form of mental torture.
Dani ....... rest up, rushing back isnt going to do you any good and unless you have another HM in the next few weeks which I doubt, then whats the point ........ let this pain be a lesson to you to start training earlier before your next HM.
My hamstring went after 4 miles, was utterly devasted at the time but carried on and finished in 1 hour 35 which in all fairness was pretty good. So wanted a sub 1hr 30 but unfortunately injuries are part of the sport. Did see some poor soul collapsed on the floor with all the medic's around him/her about a mile from the end.. Hope he/she is alright?? Other than being peed off with the hamstring i enjoyed Silverstone, support, Marshals, baggage claim was all brilliant and hopefully i'll be back.
Green Pete I finished in 1:33 and I too saw that poor person on the track. Was covered in a blanket and all I saw was legs poking out and medics all around. An ambulance left with blues and twos on as I was walking back to the car park but not heard anything since so assume that no news is good news?
For what it's worth, I enjoyed Silverstone, I thought running on a race track was novel and if you're PB hunting - which I got - then I think it's a great race. Loads of room on the track and I don't race for scenery, I race for times.
well this was my first HM so pleased with my time of 2h 19m 36s. I have to agree with some of the comments made that it was very bland! I do the great south run every year (4th this year) so i'm used to the atmosphere created by lots of people so this was lacking big style. I will however say that it was well organised and the marshalls did a good job of encouraging whilst stood in the cold.
As i was on my own i thought the baggage system worked very well. I got a chance to chat to a RW pacemaker, who i tried keeping with, who was really friendly and offered great advice to those who was willing to listen. I'd consider doing this again as the price was good for a large event and would like to set a better time!
I was really looking forward to this but had to pull out with a chest infection. Really slow recovery means I'm going to have to give Fleet a miss now as well, bummer of a year so far
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