|Date:||13 Mar 2016|
|Comments:||The first time I've done this event, and my first race of any
sort for nearly 2 years after a long injury lay off. So, it
doesn't really matter what the race was like, I would have
been ecstatic just to be there. There was lingering fog when
I arrived, so hanging around for the start was cold, but I
couldn't fault the organization and the sun came out in time
for the start. The cold wind didn't go away, though. The
route takes you around the F1 track and other parts of the
site in a very twisty route that makes you feel you aren't
just running multiple laps of the same road (although you do
in fact cover a lot of the same ground more than once). It's
flat and the wide roads mean no hold ups, the only impediment
to a fast time (apart from being very unfit!) is the wind.
The post-finish organization was also very slick, though I
thought the goody bag left a bit to be desired for a pricey
event (cotton T-shirts don't really cut it these days). The
really big drawback to this event is getting away afterwards.
There was a lengthy pedestrian traffic jam (if there is such
a thing) to walk back to the car park, and it then took me
longer to get out of the car park than some runners would have
taken to do the race! Complete chaos.
There seems to be no way of searching for results by club, so
please add yourself if you were there.
|Previous HRR results:||2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017|