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Anyone got any ideas how to get to the event using public transport? The websites are mostly useless and from when I can tell there are no buses.
No idea on race packs. I signed up direct and can't find any info on website/confirmation email.
My original transport plans have gone right out of the window for this (my first half).
I will now be spending a lot of money on train to Northampton Sat afternoon, hotel near the station, then taxis to Silverstone and back.
I believe you can get there by bus but it's two separate services.
I've just found my confirmation email which says that race packs and numbers will be sent by post two weeks before the event.
I got my race pack yesterday
Anyone else got theirs?
Yep looking forward to it.
first race tip, get there early, the queues for miles around and it took me a good hour to get there after I got off the motorway, its just not quicktake spare clothes, I have been twice and have found 2 extreme weather conditions ( first year i was just spectating ) one freezing cold and wrapped up to the elements and last year boiling hot and people were dropping with heat exhaustion ( thankfully i put summer running kit in and changed once I got there )the course itself if flat ( apart from running over a bridge which can catch you out ) nice crowd support and lots of fancy dress costumes as alot of people use it as a pre London warm up in their training programmeEnjoy it Kirsty, doesnt matter what time u finish, but finishing it is the main achievement and u get a nice medal and a t.shirtbtw I still havent had my number through yet but there is still time this week for it to arrive so not panicking just yet lol
Anyone know how the car park entry works? Is it a one way system once you get off the A43?
My plan was for my wife to drop me off and come back later but I'm concerned she's going to get trapped in a one way system similar to what they operate at the F1 GP
Got my pack on Friday looking forward to it. Last year was my first and it was very warm and hoping this year not as bad check the weather forecast the day before so your prepared for heat/cold its very open to the elements so you do need to be prepared.
Allow time to get in, no road closures but heavy traffic the later you leave it. Getting out last year complete nightmare, they shut the road we came into the carpark on (very top roundabout) the marshall would not let us out but couldnt stop us bumping over the kerb (even suggested it which is crazy) fortunately in OH's van so thats what we did as did alot of other people. Totally ridiculous and car park marshalls didnt have a clue, going to park off the circuit this time and walk
Kirsty Paintain wrote (see)
Hi Andrew, there are no road closures/one way systems in place so your wife should be able to get back out without any issues. Hope that helps
Thanks for that. It helps enormously!
Might be lucky with the weather: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2637827
Can't find anything on pacers.
Parking is free afaik. It was the last time I did this, a fair few years ago.
Weather appears cold, but dry. Should be good.
Good luck, have fun, and see you there.
Nice day for a run, although felt like I was heading into the wind for most of it. Course was a bit boring, but flat and quick. Didn't like the tannoys they had round the track playing tinny pop music mixed with garbled announcements. Traffic was busy on the way in, but completely clear on the way out.
All in all, fairly good day, but not one I'd rush back to.
I'd agree with that - enjoyed the track sections but the rest was nothing exciting. Could have done without the tinny tannoy music.
Glad I entered but not sure I'll be back next year.
My hamstring went after 4 miles, was utterly devasted at the time but carried on and finished in 1 hour 35 which in all fairness was pretty good. So wanted a sub 1hr 30 but unfortunately injuries are part of the sport. Did see some poor soul collapsed on the floor with all the medic's around him/her about a mile from the end.. Hope he/she is alright?? Other than being peed off with the hamstring i enjoyed Silverstone, support, Marshals, baggage claim was all brilliant and hopefully i'll be back.
Green Pete I finished in 1:33 and I too saw that poor person on the track. Was covered in a blanket and all I saw was legs poking out and medics all around. An ambulance left with blues and twos on as I was walking back to the car park but not heard anything since so assume that no news is good news?
For what it's worth, I enjoyed Silverstone, I thought running on a race track was novel and if you're PB hunting - which I got - then I think it's a great race. Loads of room on the track and I don't race for scenery, I race for times.