Thinking of entering this myself. Done a couple of 10k races recently and want to step upto Half Marathon now. I have been doing more km recently upto 18k with atime of about 1h 30m so would be hoping for a time of about 1h 45-50m.
Just increase your mileage and have a days rest after longer runs over 10 miles etc. and i wouldn't run about 2-3 days before the event.
As for gear it all depends on the weather basically. If warm and sunny then short sleeve top and shorts maybe a cap if sunny. Don't forget the sun cream also.
I usually eat about a hour before the event something like a banana or a peanut butter bagel and drink often. I also take a couple of energy gels with me on the run.
I have Nike+ trainers and have the Sports watch that you can link to see your splits etc.
Anyway i'm not really that experienced enough to give proper advice but this is what i usually do and it's done me good so far.
I ran the race in 2010. If family members are coming to support you then I wouldn't recomend they sit in the stands. They can get a much better view trackside near the finish. Get there early as it will get really busy in the car parks. I only just made the race start and i got there with over an hour to spare.
The race is good. 10,000 runners when i did it and it's more hilly than you'd expect too.
1hr 45min is realistic for you i think.
Everyone else seems to have covered the main points I ran the Silverstone Half last year and my top tip for race day is stay in the car as long as possible!
The track was very cold and very windy and the start of the race was delayed (rumour has it because they were waiting for Jordan to turn up ). It will also take an age to get out of the carparks at the end, so make sure you've got some snacks and good CDs in the car!
Good luck and enjoy it!
I'm running this year but staying in London the night before after travelling down from Glasgow. Looking into the shuttlebuses they put on and the big disadvantage is that they don't leave for a good 2 hours after i'd anticipate finishing. Is there a possibility anyone car sharing may have space available?
I am doing this one this year as a Training run before the London Marathon........... im aming for about 2.20 hopefully but I'm not too bothered just want to enjoy the day
I Havent seen anything about designated start areas based on your expected finish time,
Is it a free for all and is there a possibility that someone hoping to run 1h25 could be stuck behind 1000's of
slower runners at the start?
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