In short: Great fun. A 'testing' course.Well organised, t-shirt & medal ¬ forgetting the lovely cakes In full: Planned to use the race for some endurance training & that's what i got. Thoroughly enjoyed the race & the course kept you wondering what was going to happen next - even on lap 3! Would recommend this race to anyone who wants to try something different Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Excellent Winter Fun and Training. In full: Set on the edge of the cotswold and near the picture postcard town of Cirencester. I enjoyed this race (and the whole weekend), was in two minds whether to do take part (due to a recent illnes+injury), so glad I did. An excellent intro to multi discipline sports. Very friendly crowd (and in town, where I stayed)
Alredy signed up for feb 2006. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Flat, fast course. Very well marshalled. In full: A few icy patches but otherwise fairly fast. Well organised and very well marshalled. Nice T shirt (nice mug when T shirts run out). Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Great day out In full: Travelled over 70 miles for this race and I'm certainly glad that I did.Great course with plenty of different surfaces and good mile markers but the best part of the race was the friendly runners who made you feel very welcome. Ps not forgetting a superb spread at the end which was laid on by the local running club Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Enjoyable, well organised & picturesque In full: A fabulous sunny & crisp morning - maybe the chilly conditions helped me hit a pb (but only my 4th 10k). Undulations weren't too bad & apart from the damp long-grassed playing field & the odd patch of ice the going underfoot was good. Nice one Howard - thanks! Will come again. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Very well organised with some good touches. Best T shirt ever. In full: Great course would be a good one for a first timer. Very friendly and supportive marshals. The support through Abbotsley post 8 miles was great. Top marks Riverside. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Didn't mind the mile markers in a km race ...........because I missed most of them! In full: Excellent day as I knocked over two minutes off my PB - I put it down to chasing miles 3 and 4 because i didn't see them.....not sure if they were even put up........I was going sooo fast obviously!
Nice atmosphere and the walk/jog to the start was quite useful as a warm-up. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Excellent well organised race -on a crisp day In full: First time doing this race - no complaints on organisation as very well run, sign posted and marshalled. Nice fast course with a couple of gentle slopes to add some interest, will look to come back. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: A very enjoyable race day. In full: Excellently planned out course with a bit of everything: - Park path, main road, tarmac, old railway line, muddy road. Enthusiastic club members made everyone feel welcome and a high standard of marshalling. A couple of main roads could have done with more obvious and controlled crossing points but it was a Sunday morning in November so not too much traffic. Good food spread for after race recovery and ample facilities for all. Will definately do this race again next year. Would recommend to anyone wanting to get a good PB. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Lovely way to spend a Novembers Weekend In full: Lovely course,probably PB potentential, But I wasnt up to my standard! Well worth the money and we made a nice weekend out of it. Brilliant weather to really helped. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Great race but was made up of a stronger field than normal (I was overtaken a lot more than usual!) In full: I really enjoyed this race and especially liked the free water carrier memento at the end. My only gripe was that I couldn't see either the 4th or 5th mile markers, might of just been me though. Date of review: November 20, 2005
In short: Fast, flat, friendly, fab! In full: Loved this. My first half marathon, and it really couldn't have gone better. It started on time, was very well marshalled and the police did the best they could with the sunday shoppers traffic, plentiful water stations, scenic sections along the seafront, shiny medal at the end, cheap entry fee...if I hadn't been overtaken at the seven mile mark by the winner it would have been perfect!
Only tiny gripe was having to pay to park, but that was down to the stinginess of Gosport Borough Council rather than the organisers, who deserve a collective pat on the back. I shall return to this one! Date of review: November 20, 2005