In short: Last chance of the year for a 10km pb! In full: Sceneic and enjoyable with a very fast field.
Following organiser's instructions meant that I got stuck towards the back of the pack so the first downhill mile was a struggle to hit at target pace, but numbers thined out from there. Well recommended for anybody chasing 35mins or below 10km times. Course profile is downhill first mile, then 2 and 3 uphill, 4 and 5 back down, 6 undulating with a climb for the last 300m. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Watch the booze drip out In full: Was a really friendly and scenic race. Very challenging. The first 3 miles up hill tough and then 2 miles back down the other side back to start. Very steep finish. Well worth the £3 for a little run out on New Years day. Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: Well organised, flat course with PB potential. Improved finish over 2005 In full: Improved finish from last year, and usual good organisation. Definite PB potential (I got one) and a good atmosphere.
Weather was kind, around 5 deg, bit of a headwind on the last mile Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: A great way to start the new year! In full: Well organised and encouraging marshalls but let down by a technical problem and lots of finishing times not available. Totally exhausting up the last hill but very satisfying! Date of review: January 5, 2006
In short: A lovely run but wind and hale nearly blow me off the top of the Tor!! No time for hangovers with this run!! In full: This is not so much a run as a personal achievement. Nearly 3.5 miles uphill through mud and worse only to have to run back through it downhill. Totally exhausting but very satisfying. Thanks to the marshall at the top of the Tor who reminded me it was 'slippy on the way down' - just before I slipped on my backside. Ho hum!! Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: Took 15 minutes to take one step. Then after 2 minutes runing was having to avoid people walking!!! The wave start at the Great South Run was so much better. The 1 1/2 queue for the Metro after the race didn't help either. Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: The race changed my view of Portsmouth totally. Did both North and South runs this year. The Great South Run wiped the floor with the Great North Run as an experience. Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: My first 10m race, excellent organisation and goodies at the end. Enjoyed every minute and atmosphere swept me along to a finish under 1h 30m. I'll be back next year Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: Nice friendly race which is well organised In full: Good race to benchmark how your training is going. The local races I have participated in are all well organised. I bit clubby but can`t be surprised by that. Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: Good fun, great atmosphere, nasty hill! In full: I'd been threatening to do this race for a few years, but this year I finally got round to running it. I wasn't in the best of shape for it, but I got round OK in a fairly respectable time in the end. The organisation was pretty good for a small town run, but the start and finish arrangements could do with a little work next year. Date of review: January 4, 2006
In short: Great race - and nice change to the early morning kick-offs!! In full: My home turf so I'm biased but great scenery, great PB potential, excellent and very encouraging marshalls (how they knew how many laps I'd got left I don't know, but they did). Definitely doing it again this year. Date of review: January 4, 2006