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What I did this weekend

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MattW, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I'm a keen runner, and have been doing it for the last 3 years now.

    This weekend was the Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon in the UK, so me and the wife went away for the weekend and I ran this race yesterday. I also ran it last year, and managed 1:45:00
    Silverstone Half.PNG silverstone Strava.PNG
    I came 640 out of 6188 people, and I managed to get 5 Personal Bests during the race

    My official finish time was 1:38:08, but the GPS reading for the actual half marathon distance was 1:37:37

    Couple of pics the wife took:

    Me and the wife

    Start of the race

    and after I'd finished with the finishers medal
  2. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Awww.. you're such a cute couple :D

    Great going man! that is a brilliant result, you must be very pleased with that!
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  3. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

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  4. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Are ye daft?!! During that hour and a half, you could have had at LEAST 3 or 4 pints! :D
  5. AdamD

    AdamD Well-Known Member

    Good job man :)
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  6. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Well done Matt, good job :)
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  7. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the kind words everyone :)
  8. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Well done - so did you actually run around the F1 race track (as opposed to starting at the track and running around the local area)?

    Looks like a LOT of runners too - do you know how many entrants there were?

    [Edit: Oh, and I'd love to cycle around it - just to say I've done it ... ;) ]
  9. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you get to go all around the race track, down the pit lanes etc. I'll do a screen capture of the route against a satellite image rather than a map so you can get an idea of the route.

    6188 people did the race
  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    :eek: - won't have been many empty bits of track with that many people chugging along. :)
  11. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    There were still people at the 7 mile mark (just over half way) when we were leaving the grounds. Just had a look at the results table, and the last person to finish did it in 4 hours 37 minutes

    Here is the route against Google maps
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  12. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Cool Matt. Now my weekend also had exercise - a gentle walk and a swim. thats good going for me.
    The rest of my weekend exercise was X certificate ;)
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