In short: A good 8 miler for those who are comfortable with the distance and want a more challenging terrain. In full: Plenty of mud and even a freshly ploughed field thrown in for good measure! A fitting tribute to the Somme in this centenary year.. However, some easy going stretches too, esp the last mile which is solid track, and a nice downhill slope, making the previous 7 mile of slipping and sliding a distant memory.. Good marshalling; more than last year, which was appreciated. I missed not having the squash at the water station, which they had last year, but other than that, one happy, muddy runner :) Thanks to MRC for a great race! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great race - as ever In full: Following yesterday's deluge of rain the course was even more mud soaked than normal but that just makes it more fun! Have done this event for last 3 years, is always well marshalled and organised by Ashford Tri Club. Something a bit different for roadsters. Will definitely be back next year. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great fun - never thought I would say that about 26.2 miles In full: excellent race, the organisation and friendly atmosphere made sure that nothing could spoil the race. Definately will be back next year Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great people, great race, great place In full: Great scenery, weather, local support and a couple of little testing undulations. Will definitely be back for next year! Everyone was so friendly too. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Another fabulous year-well done Gosport In full: My fourth running of this race and as always the organisation, marshals, atmosphere and goody bag are head and shoulders above other races. New course this year which I preferred as most of the route has seaviews. Downside is that it is narrow in places, so can get a bit congested which may affect PB potential for some. All in all another brilliant race, and special mention must go to the marshals who are so encouraging and friendly, they do Gosport proud every year and this year was no exception. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Fantastic location, challenging, scenic, very well organised, friendly and very very muddy In full: I ran this race in 2011 so I knew the course but the mud was much deeper than expected and the course was very slippery. Nice t shirt, a friendly run, well organised and a great location - what more could you want? Thank you to the marshalls and organisers who encouraged the runners on their way. Would I do it again? Most definitely (as long as the washing machine survives the copious amount of mud still attached to my running gear!) Date of review: November 16, 2014
In full: I had read the reviews from last year, heard from other runners how great this race was, but it surpassed all my expectations.I LOVED IT, even though my legs were like jelly in the last few miles!!The atmosphere was great, it felt like you were running with old friends to keep you going, talking to all different people along the way. A great finish, amazing goody bag, great T Shirt, all in all I'll be back next year for sure. Well done to the organisers, all the marshals and Chester for a memorable experience and a PB... Date of review: November 16, 2014
In full: Course change this year which I thought may be difficult to marshall but my concerns were quickly put at ease. Excellent facilities, number easy to pick up and a very well organised baggage system. Out on the course the Marshall's were very friendly and supportive and plenty of them. Water stations well spaced and pack with encouraging helpers. PB potential course and scenic views across the solent. Gosport road runners and all their helpers should feel very proud. Excellent race! Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Shamlbles In full: What a shamles!!! Course and registration both changed since LAST NIGHT!!. Ran out of medals. Too many people for a tech course/multi laps Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: A good mix of runners. In full: run this race most years ,this year no prob's. A few club vests, but there is a nice atmosphere to this event & I would recommend you try it. It isn't run at breakneck speed so you won't be on your own back in 2015............ Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Thanks to all runners! In full: From all of us at Marlborough Running Club, a big thank you to everyone who took part in today's Avebury 8. It was great to see many smiling faces and to hear that you enjoyed it.
We hope to be back next year and look forward to seeing you again.
In short: really good fun atmosphere, flat course and great crowd support In full: Absolutely brilliant race, very beginner friendly as it was nice and flat and the option of a 5k race instead. The positives for me were the mc who was brilliant and really motivated the crowd, the medal, and the location.
The negatives for me were the marshal who thought it was funny to extend his arms and block my path, then let me past after a couple of seconds. I'm not a professional runner but I was still trying for a PB so I found this really annoying, I've never seen a Marshall do anything like this. The other negative was the fact that the 5k runners set off 10 mins before the 10k which meant that you were very quickly having to dodge the slower runners. All in all though, a very well organised event with a great atmosphere. Would definitely do it again Date of review: November 16, 2014
In full: New route this year, consisted of 2 laps. I don't mind laps and if you had people watching they would get to see you more in lee on solent. Marshalls were very encouraging and supportive. Gosport Samba band were great. Nice medal and as usual fantastic goody bag of cotton bag, fudge, wagon wheel, homemade cake, banana, drink, pen, wristband charity thing, I collected my number on the Saturday this year, maybe we could enter the fun run that day to? Will be back next year. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: 2nd year I've run this and again I totally loved it - cracking event In full: This is what I said last year: "Easy to see why it gets such consistently good reviews and there is little that can be added. Great race, great atmosphere, great organisation and a fantastic course. A real must do event."
There is really not much else to say. Nice touch to see 100s of free photo's on fabebook within hours of the event finishing.