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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Rule Britannia at Silverstone

Today I was lucky enough to have the Silverstone track all to myself, and of course I shared this with my husband who throughout this challenge has run every km with me. I tell him that he doesn't need to however he has taken on the official role as Challenge 1000 manager. Between us we have been approaching different racing venues, and getting this circuit was down to all his doing. So thank you very very very much to him.

And the crowd goes wild!!!
New podium @ Silverstone

We drove right up to The Silverstone Wing. Which is their international pit and paddock building which incidentally looks like a giant wing. When we drove up we saw Cal Crutchlow (Moto GP rider) driving away, then we saw Steve Parrish (Moto GP commentator for BBC) and Matt Roberts (Moto GP presenter for BBC) packing stuff into their boots and driving away!!! For those who watch Moto GP you will know who these people are. For those that don't you wont have a clue - sorry.

A lady called Carol greeted us at the wing. She made us feel like VIPs. She asked about what charities I was raising money for and also asked if she could take a photo so they could tweet about Challenge 1000.  This was the warmest and best reception we have had so far. Thank you to Carol at Silverstone.
On the start line
It is a bit surreal running on a race track. You can see all the tyre marks, bits of loose tyre rubber, dents and scrapes where crashes have happened. At Silverstone today I got to see every bend, bump and elevation of each bit of the track. I can see why this circuit is such a great one.
I ran 3 laps in total. As we were finishing at the end a workman who had seen us go by lap by lap asked us "Are you tired yet?".....well we had run 17.3km (10.75 miles)....so erm yes I was.

So far I have raised over £300 for the Child Bereavement Charity and Cancer Research UK. I have £1,700 to go. Let's keep it coming! Click here to give what you can. Thank you.

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