Expect nerves, tension, worries, bowel problems! And that's just the rest of the field never mind you!
Seriously, you'll enjoy it as long as you don't set yourself too high a target. Don't go off too fast and make sure you take on liquid to keep hydrated. You will be nervous but that's normal...I still get nervous and I've done many races.
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the venue...that way you'll find a place to park and you'll be ablle to take in the atmosphere as it builds.
Welcome to the form. I ran Reading last year and you'll love it! It was really well organised - I was worried beforehand as there was so many people entered but it went likke clockwork on the day. I'm going to enter again in 2007.
My 1st and only race to date was a half marathon, I was extremely nervous before the race, but come the day, the support of the other runners, crowd etc. was fantastic, I had a fantastic day from start to finish. I only ran it as a bet but the experience has enabled me to continue (and enjoy) running and I'm really looking forward to the next one.
Welcome to the site I too am new to the site, I have run the Silverstone and had a great time, if you have prepared yourself well for it you will have nothing to worry about. Once you have started it will all fall into place, I took my first mile nice and gentle and was pleasantly surprised to find my time was going quite well... Go and enjoy it, it is really exhilarating you will feel great and won’t want to stop talking about it…