In short: A good race but water a bit after the the 5K point In full: Overall a good event and one which I would do again, well organised although the car parking and start arrangements weren't that obvious but there lots of people around to ask. This was my first race after having near fatal meningitis and I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I was near the back. Free photos of the event and lots of them is a big bonus
In short: Hope to go back again In full: The second time for me and I was very glad to go back. The event is not to be missed. Organisation is great, considering the number of people. The only gripe is why do some people start at the front and walk after the first mile. I am sure these muppets wont be reading these columns and taking it on board though!! Maybe it should be mentioned more in the before event magazines.
It must be remembered and a thought spared for the four people who didn't make it this year. Date of review: September 29, 2005
In short: Well organised 1/2 Marathon In full: Enjoyed the race it could have benefited from the car park being a bit nearer as had a LONG walk/run to start. Well organised with enough water. Cars a bit scary some seemed to be getting very annoyed with us runners. All in all a good race will probably run again if I can. Well done New Forest Marathon. Date of review: September 29, 2005
In short: Mona moaner! In full: Beautiful course, well organised, very friendly atmosphere, excellent post-race food/massage, make sure you save energy for second half hills (esp the one at 23)! Date of review: September 29, 2005
In short: Great apart from the assholes pushing in trying to get to the front. I destroyed some of them later :-) In full: Plenty of scenic beauty on and off the course and plenty of female buttock motion to keep you going :-) Date of review: September 29, 2005
In short: An excellent course for PB potential - Good value In full: My first 1/2 marathon - which I was pleased with. No thrills, but a good simple , well marshalled / organised race. Defo PB potential. At the end of the day what more can you expect for the entry fee charged?
In short: Lovely landscape, but the hills were challenging! In full: This was my first HM, which was probably not the best choice because I was fairly sluggish due to the "mountains". The organisation was superb, especially the parking. Date of review: September 28, 2005
In short: Hilly, hot and hurt In full: My first race at 37 yrs old. Trained fairly hard for 6 months but nothing prepared me for the hills! Nearly put me off for good until I realised it wasn't just me. Looking for a very flat half to try again but at least the atmosphere was great and I got a PB ! Date of review: September 28, 2005