In short: Nice n' Fast In full: Read the reviews previously on this race and the flat, fast course certainly lived up to expectations. On the ground, not the most picturesque but plenty of support dotted around and great marshalling... there were loads about.
Had a great PB for first 10K then pulled my groin at mile 8 and slowed up as a result. Despite this just about 30 secs off my half personal best so will give this one a go again next year.
In short: Great Sunday morning out In full: I've done this race a few times now and always keep coming back. Great course, the hills even themselves out. So you can get a PB. Great atmosphere around the start/finish line. Very well organised. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: More 'undulations' than I was expecting - but still got a PB! In full: Just to echo all the previous comments. Can't fault this race at all. Run by runners for runners - makes all the difference. Thank you for all the organisers and marshalls for giving their time and dedication to this. Fab goody bag too! Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Fantastic. Unmissable. In full: I absolutely loved this race. It was small, so easy to get in and out, no stress, no hassle, properly well organised by the most cheerful Marshall's ever. And they had printouts of the participants so as you ran past they gave personalised shouts of encouragement which made a difference as the legs started to get heavy. This is how it should be done. Well done guys, and I'll definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Excellently organised and friendly race In full: This was an excellent race. Incredibly friendly - marshals were the friendliest and most upbeat I have ever come across, especially the personal touch of using names. The announcer at the end was brill. Course was a bit hillier than I remembered but ran with my wife and she got a PB so not too bad. Timing/results were immediate too - the fastest I've ever known. Highly recommended. Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Fantastic speedy race! In full: Still buzzing from knocking 9 mins off my half PB, and setting PBs r 5k, 10k and 10 mies en route! Super flat and speedy course with more marshals than you can shake a stick at, and brilliant samba drummers. Loved passing the other runners through the air base as meant I could cheer on (and be cheered by) my HER team mates... Great distraction when it hurt! Thanks Gosport...see you in 2014 Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Totally Amazing In full: I can safely say this is the best running event I've done. Great atmosphere, great marshalls, loads of goodies at the end it was untrue, loads of toilets, nice trophies and medal presentation. Great scenary - what more do you want. Thank you Energized Sports Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Great value and great atmosphere In full: My third Gosport and it never fails to deliver. Brilliant organisation, great marshalls and good support especially in the latter stages along the seafront. Entry includes a medal, chip timing, a fab goody bag with cake, crisps, drink, banana, chocolate...I don't know how they do it for the price. Must be one of the best value HMs anywhere! Coupled with course with great PB potential its one I'd recommend to anyone. The are some dull bits scenery wise, but the Samba band more than make up for it :-) only criticism is that the details about parking were a bit confusing as I couldn't see how to get to the £1 car park and went to a pay and display instead. But a minor issue and one that is easily resolved with bteer signage/info Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: I keep coming back, I like this one! In full: Maybe because I got a prize in my category (2nd F Vet 55, second year running, must try harder next year!) or maybe not - but I do love this race. People complain about the hills but if you are local enough (does Sheffield count?) we are used to hills. This is a friendly, well organised event. Generous with prizes - thank you! Not traffic free but well controlled I would say. Well marshalled throughout. Near to home for me and definitely one I will be back for in the future. Good support on the way round. Thank you!! Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: OK race, no medal, no tee shirt!! In full: Advertised as having a medal for finishers, so disappointed not to get one! And, they'd run out of Small tee shirts so I had to take a Medium that's big enough to get two of me in!! Very disappointing.
The atmosphere at the start and finish is fab but very boring for the bulk of the race. Date of review: November 17, 2013