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.
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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