The London Half Marathon at Silverstone had as race starter, the former Formula 1 World Champion Nigel Mansell. He ran the race together with his two sons. The announcer was concerned that something had happened to Nigel whilst running the half marathon, he wondered if he had a flat tyre. When a race marshall indicated that Nigel was on the last curve they played “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac. He ran to the finish with the music blaring.
Teresa ran the London Half Marathon at Silverstone today. The weather was horrendous, one moment it was sunny and clear, the next it was heavy sleet and hail. The wind remained very strong the entire duration of the marathon and the temperature was very cold. The wind chill contributed to the cold temperature. I was frozen by the end of the marathon and I had wished that I bought some mittens along for the marathon. They gave every finisher a great medal. The runner who finished first probably wanted to finish it as quickly as possible due to it being so cold.