Had an email to say entries are now open for next years Silverstone HM for anyone interested
I am in
Thanks for posting this. I'm a massive F1 fan and have really wanted to do this one - you've beat my google alert for entries! Have entered now as my preparation for the Brighton Marathon! Can't wait! Thanks
Entry price has gone up 25% . Still very reasonable
No problem Katie glad to help
Steve - this was my first ever HM since I started road running 10 months ago you will love it
Just had a look at website with a view to entering
£20 entry very reasonable
I expect it fills up quite quickly so entry going in today
ive done this for 3 years now, its a pretty flat and fast race and every year i sign up hoping for a PB, and every year i get a minor injury leading up to it, last 2 years were not even related to running (someone slammed a car door on my knee and chipped my kneecap this year ) its a great race for motorsport fans, as a huge F1 fan it a fav course for me, i run every apex and line , i guess if you dont like motorsport its pretty boring though.
Raced there a couple of weeks ago also, it was the first race in the East Midlands Grand Prix Series, a 10K twice round the old track I did find the long straights a tad boring so maybe have to take the ipod for the HM next year
I live just down the road so stupid to not do all the races there really
Marc - hope you have some good luck next year
Always pop into the Silverstone half thread, as I did it 4 times between 04, and 08. At that time, it was my yearly "Must do" half.
However, Wokingham has kinda become that now, being a higher quality field, arguably faster course, less windy, and a little closer.
There is something big time about Silverstone though...definitely one that I file under "will do again one day".
For one thing, I'd like to actually race it having lined up in the correct position on the grid, rather than starting in the 1hr 45 section, despite never racing it slower than 1hr 31.
Would like to see if a clear run would give a better result, then that mad packed adrenaline overtaking spree for a mile
I hope the weather is cooler for next years, it was a tad to warm for me this year
A couple of you mention Bacchus will have a search and see what thats all about
I'm wondering about this one. done it twice, knocked 20 minutes off the time on the second attempt. but I'm in the middle of a monumental post marathon slump - have hardly run in 2 months. Can't decide if entering will make me get my shoes on & get out the door, or just increase the guilt that I'm not running.
It doesn't usually fill up quite yet, though, so maybe I've got some time yet...
Stevie - I've also had some hilarious out-of-position fun at silverstone, spending nearly the entire race storming past anyone and everything! And that was only en route to a 1:35! The joys of arriving late. Nothing makes you feel fitter than starting badly out of position. Though starting too far forward can be demoralising!
Being a F1/ general fast driving nut, this is a must do each year for me. Being quite possibly the fastest half marathon (wind allowing) in the country is also quite a draw!
Helen - you have talked yourself into it you know you want to hehe
Hi guys - I've just entered this race after trying to decide between Silverstone and Milton Keynes. I only live 4 miles from Silverstone so am very close to both.
I haven't run for ages and need some inspiration / motivation and nothing like this looming to get me into gear. I did run it in 2010 as my first half and finished in 2:06 but was dying by mile 10 as I went off way too fast. I might try and run with one of the pacing groups this time to keep me consistent. Has anyone tried this before?
jollie - I tried to follow the 2 hr pacer at one stage but couldnt keep up finished in 2.22 but it was my first HM
Cant believe how quick its coming round again
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