|Date:||02 Mar 2014|
|Comments:||A bleak, cold and very windy day for a half marathon on an
exposed course. Due to the weaving back & forth, sometimes
the strong winds were in your favour, but on the whole not.
In spite of this Chris Thompson (2010 European 10,000m
silver medallist) romped home to set a new course record.
Those of us behind didn't fare quite so well. Emma missed
out on a PB by a matter of seconds - hampered by a timing
mat whipping up in the wind and knocking her over! I managed
to scrape a course best - beating my 2011 time by just ONE
second. Not the best year for this event - one that I have
enjoyed enormously in the five previous times I've done it.
Still, at least it wasn't raining throughout.
Good bespoke medal and t-shirt (cotton). Some people found
it tyresome (geddit ;) ) to leave the car park, but that's
Silverstone for you! It only took me half an hour to get
out, so nothing much to grumble about there. Looking forward
to better weather in 2015 - and attacking my PB more
seriously next time.
For the full race report see
|Previous HRR results:||2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|