Silverstone HM 3rd March 2013

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21/05/2012 at 11:12

Had an email to say entries are now open for next years Silverstone HM for anyone interested

I am in

21/05/2012 at 11:35

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 

21/05/2012 at 12:03

Entry price has gone up 25%  . Still very reasonable

21/05/2012 at 17:51
I'm in and have a place. This one and the Bacchus half on September 9th are my first runs since school in 1985. OMG
23/05/2012 at 10:28

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

23/05/2012 at 11:43



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


24/05/2012 at 10:15

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.

24/05/2012 at 10:33
I'm doing it for the motorsport angle but also coz it's a cool place to name drop that you've done a race at! I'm doing the Bacchus half marathon in Surrey in Sept. That one is a fancy dress one with wine stops all the way round. I want to run the whole way at Silverstone though. Hoping to get down to 14st before March too
24/05/2012 at 14:13

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

03/06/2012 at 08:38
Thanks for reminding me, I'll b doing this again I loved it, I also want to do bacchus half so glad I won't b on my own, yes the wine stops were the draw, what can I say
03/06/2012 at 09:47
If you enter the Bacchus, let me know. I'll post my race number on here as soon as I know it. Start training in earnest next week
03/06/2012 at 12:26

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

13/06/2012 at 08:52

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

13/06/2012 at 18:56

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... 

13/06/2012 at 20:20

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!

14/06/2012 at 09:50

Helen - you have talked yourself into it  you know you want to  hehe

09/09/2012 at 16:05

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?

01/10/2012 at 10:42

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

03/10/2012 at 15:33
Do they have pace runners then? Is there someone doing fat and slow pace
03/10/2012 at 17:01
Steve - they have a sub 2:30 pacer.
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