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Mine was 13.3 miles on my Garmin too! I say we all ran further, it's an extra reason to eat copious amounts of cake today.
The direct running route on the course would have been 13.1. I reckon we've all taken some corners a bit to wide, especially near the start with the crowds.
Having said that, it was strange that it stayed consistent though after the 1st mile for me.
the results are in
My first time at Silverstone and probably my last, the race didn't do it for me at all.
Now I know that we would be running around such a famous track and I hoped that would help with the race but I've never come across a route so dull! Going round another corner and oh wait it's more track!Personally it was too windy for me too, I'm only a slim thing so when the wind was strong it was a real struggle and that last mile was hell!
The whole race didn't go well for me anyway, I know the golden rule is don't do anything different on race day that you haven't done on a training run but with the late start I ate a small breakfast hours before hand and then had a bad stitch for most of the race. D'oh!
Very well organised though, great value and not a bad medal either! XL t-shirt though?
Congrats to your mum btw Duckinator! That's great.
P.s On the off chance that they guy I accidently hit on the back with the water bottle is on here, I am VERY sorry! I was aiming for the bin and over-shot it, I didn't see you there when I threw it.
k8greene, i think the guy you hit was ogy! http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/localiser/myeventratings.asp?memno=244460&sp=&v=2
Phew, that wasn't me!! It was at the first water station around mile 3 and the number doesn't match.
I couldn't believe the amount of men that took a whizz against the side on the very first corner, we couldn't have been running for more then 2 mins!
LOL @ the first corner ! I did chuckle to myself though ... was tempted to join them but decided to hang on in there !
Did everyone end up with an XL t-shirt then ? Real shame as the design's great but it's going to look a bit odd on me !
Yep - got an XL.
Was surprised with the superb organisation that they hadn't got different t-shirt sizings.
That's a shame. Will just have to give it an extra-hot wash !
Just checked my Garmin again -- 13.38 mles -- so must have taken a good few corners wide.
Mind, was I alone in getting a bit cross at how sharply some people were cutting into the racing line ? It made quite a few corners really quite crowded, ironically slowing everyone down !
Ok, may just to make a right idiot of myself but...
On the t-shirt what did the L3 stand for? I think it had the venue, distance, that L3 thing and then the date. None of us could work it out in the car on the way home.
Andreia - you weren't running behind me were you?! A woman shouted pretty much the same thing as I passed the men. Although a man did also shout "Looks like a d**k, only smaller", that really made me chuckle.
K8greene i was the 11 minute miling runnersworld person, was I in front of you?
Silverstone HM is like any other HM
it does'nt suit everyone, or we all get a bad day, for what ever reason,
A lot of People seem to think that i dont get bad days, oh but i do !!
i just turn bad days on route into training runs thats all, and get to finish line when we do
running is all on the day, you'd be suprised if your phsycological mind isn't right how much it can create havoc with perfomance and once you've gone negative on route, unless one has the mental stamina and expereince to beat it, it's like flogging a dead horse
but it's all a learning expereince
Not feeling like such an idiot now, I thought everyone knew and it was like some insiders secret! Surely L3 must mean something as all the other bits were relevant?
Andreia - probably not then, it must have been a popular comment amongst as women!
Brix2tri - I agree, very dull race but at least we can say we've taken part in a race at Silverstone.
i cant think who u are - sorry
no, we were at Stafford 20 spectating, i've been unwell for 3 weeks, i'll be back in action this weekend at Reading HM hopefully
We've run Silverstone HM 3 times before, but sadly and it is sadly LM bosses and i dont get on
we were allowed at last minure to run London in 2008 only because we won the RW heroes of running award
people must understand, if i were a novice ok fair enough, but i'm far from that, and NOBODY puts my boy in the corner
but were busy in life, very busy,and extremely happy
best wishes to you ALL
Hi Mick & Phil,
Hope your feeling better soon. Think Silverstone was the first race I've done for sometime when you guys haven't been there...
All the best.