I'm writing my first ever forum exciting.

Been running for a while and have taken part in some great runs like Hell Runner, The General Race, Commando Challenge to name a few.  Thought its about time I stepped up my distance and challenge my self to a half marathon.  


I've been looking at the Silverstone Half........any inside tips from you lovely people?  Is it worth doing?  Whats the atmosphere like? etc




  • Hello! I'm new to the forums too, although not to running (I'm a returner after a long break). No advice I'm afraid, I just thought I'd pop in and say hi!
  • Hi....sounds like you have been doing some fun races.......i haven't done silverstone half but there has been some good reports......

    tips would depend if you are the type of runner who is motivated by a schedule or whom like a more fluid approach

  • Hey holey moley...... welcome, I guess we lost our forum virginity together.

    Little lost with Seren nos comment, no offence, what exactly do you mean by schedule or fluid approach?

  • Do you download a running schedule, or make it up as you go along ? That way Seren cn give you tips ( she is completely mad tho, so be careful Teehee)

    Oh welcome btw
  • I've run Silverstone, it's flat so good for first half but not much atmosphere or crowd.
  • Just how old are you be an ex spartan you must be..........?? hundreds or thousands?image

    I make my schedules up, well I just run at the moment.  Maybe a schedule is needed?  


    J1M  appreciate the feedback, thanks.  Like the idea of flat, shame about the crowd, I'll bring my ownimage


    Thanks guys!!


  • abi...i was asking what motivates you like to know how many runs you have to do that week and how far each one so that yoiu can tick them off...................or do you just like going out when you fancy it and running on feel and how ever far you feel like that night....

    different people respond to different ways of training image

  • Welcome to RWimage

  • Dave is VERY old. But not as old as Plum.

    Welcome to RW. Silverstone is meant to be good but there are lots of more scenic races out there.
  • Ah ha, thanks Seren, I tend to run a few five k's in the week and then push about a 14k at the weekend.  I guess its like routine rather than what I need to do.  What do you prefer?

    Hey Birkmyre!!


    Thanks Cougie, any recommendations on a good half marathon in the south west.?

  • Hi abi,

    I've done the silverstone 4 or 5 times. It's a really well organised race which is good value- not the most scenic, but is relatively flat so good if you are looking at a PB.

    Good luck!
  • Hey Rob

    Thanks for the response.......does seem like good value for money so I've booked myself a place!!  Time to start training.......swimming seems to be popular in this weather!!!

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