In short: Lived up to its reputation In full: I'm probably biased (I come from Abingdon) but I thought this was a great race. I wasn't in the best shape to run it, but the course was so easy I still managed to scrape a PB. Only downsides were: the sun was out from mile 6 onwards, making it too hot for a marathon, and more frequent drinks stations (especially later on) wouldn't go amiss; at the finish, I didn't enjoy having to clamber up those stadium steps and it was a bit too crowded. I'll definitely be back next year, as long as my parents don't move to another town. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: First 10K race - now converted! In full: This was my first race after just running to keep fit. Perfect day with perfect organisation and perfect runners with perfect crowd. After race organisation and events like clockwork - great introduction to running for first timers! Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Superb In full: My 1st half. It was an excellent race and an excellent day out. Don't have any other races to compare it with, but, I would recommend it to anyone. Will be back next year, hopefully Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Not quite as expected In full: Nice start, awful finish, tacky medal! Why no markers before 3K, and no markers on the last hill so you knew how far to go....? Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Fast, well organised and friendly. In full: I've done this race the last 2 years and have ran pb's both times - even with the brutal wind this year. Gentle uphill for first 6-7k then a very fast finish.
Well organised and friendly with a fantastic post race spread laid on and an almost as many prizes as tickets raffle.
Definitely one to do year after year.
Well done Peterhead RC. Date of review: October 19, 2005
In short: Second time of doing the Great South Run and hope to be back next year! In full: My favourite of all the Great Runs Keep it in Pompey - keep it near the sea front, and please DON'T MAKE IT TOO BIG, and spoil it. Thank you.
In short: Excellent!! In full: Second time of doing this half-marathon, and definitely hope to be back next year. Well done to Mike James, and everyone concerned with the event. You all made this run a resounding success, and what better way to finish than with a really nice medal, personalised teashirt, and a welcome goody bag with fruit, biscuits and bottle of water. Date of review: October 18, 2005
In short: V. Well organised race, but too much traffic, far more than last year. In full: I am very worried about the amount of traffic on the narrow roads. Coincided with two ther large events locally. Apart from that, a well organised PB cert. Date of review: October 18, 2005