In short: The only race I've ever entered with a menu!!! In full: I'll be honest...I'm a softie road runner. I like a well worn trail and perhaps an overgrown footpath when I'm feeling rugged but this is, as advertised, something else.
The support from the Check Points on the route is fantastic - some of the best I've ever experienced and the team running the HQ & kitchen at the finish were superb and so passionate about what the do.
The route is tough in parts and I made two significant navigation errors which have added at least five miles to the route. But these were my fault - I'm not used to this type of race and have little experience of them. It all worked out in the end and I thought the finishers certificate was a lovely touch.
Well done to all involved. I had a great time. Thank you. Date of review: July 19, 2009
In short: It was good to be back at Silverstone! In full: I have to admit that I love the race. This was my third time and it was nice to see the sun and not get frostbite!
Being a motor racing fan does help and to people that don't know Silverstone from Slendertone, I suppose that one piece of tarmac looks very much like another. To me (and some others) the fun is running the Hanger Straight, through Stowe and eventually to Bridge (via the Historic circuit route - we miss out the chicane at Abbey!). You get the idea!
The Runnersworld pacers were great - though a little too quick for me this year!!
Goody bag was interesting and I have to say that I was a little disapointed that the t-shirt was one size.
My wife also mentioned that at one of her water stops they had ran out of water - this purely has to be down to whoever was manning the water-station - We know how much water was in the paddock so surely it wasn't impossible to get some more shipped out to water stations. Maybe the sun caught them out! Not good though when one of your main sponsors is Vitel!
Car park was the usual chaos but I still left the event with a big smile!