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Runners on track at Run SilverstoneImage: Run Silverstone

Rev it up in safety at Run Silverstone

Changes to the course are amongst the Covid-secure measures at this popular event.

There is just over a month to go to Run Silverstone on Sunday 15 November and the chance of a PB before the end of 2020. Safety measures will be in place at this highly ranked event held on the iconic Silverstone circuit in Northamptonshire, helping runners through from start to finish. There is a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Wheelchair Half Marathon and a Family Mile to choose from. 

It has been a turbulent year for racing with many events cancelled or postponed but those that have gone ahead by companies such as The Race Organiser were praised for their hard work in ensuring everyone was safe and secure. Nothing was left to chance and this consideration resulted in an enjoyable experience for participants who appreciated the efforts made to allow them to race again.  

Their comprehensive measures will be implemented for Run Silverstone. Prior to the event, participants receive an email containing a link to an online Health Declaration. They check-in on the day using the NHS Covid-19 app then using the one-way system, make their way to the start chute where they set off in waves. 

The start waves are organised according to pace and contain the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances with the wheelchair athletes at the front of the first wave. There is plenty of space for overtaking on this wide open circuit consisting of flat smooth tarmac that is perfect for chasing down that PB and the course also including the pit lanes and perimeter road. No multiple laps and pacers unlike last year’s event.

Finishers pick up their medals and goodies in the ‘rewards area’ then leave the area as soon as possible. 

This is a good opportunity to give the legs a workout and bag a fast time as well. For more information and to enter, visit the Run Silverstone website.

Image courtesy of Run Silverstone. 

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