In short: Running as Santa - great fun In full: Good race but early start. Great goody bag and medal. Santa suits are very hot to run in so I didn't - walked it and got some great photos. Will do this every year. Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: Beautiful day in a beautiful part of the world. In full: A couple of stewards not overly encouraging but a beautiful day in scenic surroundings made up for this. Prior to race our 14yr old son asked to use the toilets in the Mountbatten Centre and was refused entry, staff not helpful. Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: Good race. In full: Lots of parking, good changing facilities, friendly bunch, fast route, marshalls urging you on, xmas pud as you cross the line, excellent refreshments for runners and supporters, and the town itself is well worth a look (good pub grub) Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: good first 10 miler race In full: Today was my first ever 10mile run. Good weather no rain or wind. Every one was very friendly. Under estimated how hard the last 2 miles were. I'm proud to say we (TFF and Twiglet) maintained our usually 4 mile running pace all the way to the end.
In short: Tough windy course and according to my Polar a 1020ft climb In full: Well organised event with good and supportive marshalls. Course is very challenging as it covers tracks, wonky footpaths, roads and many twists and turns. It is not flat and is the hilliest Marathon I have run. I was absolutely wrecked when I finished this one Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: So long and thanks for the chocolate Hobnobs! In full: This race improves each year - somehow it didn't seem quite as far this time out but that could just be me getting quicker. Lovely location, lovely marshals, lovely hills and lovely, lovely loads of mud. Thanks to a keen-eyed marshal, I was able to finish and collect my spot prize of chocolate biccies - they've all gone now but everyone really appreciated them on the journey back home! Long may the full monty continue as a freakishly weather-blessed pre-Christmas canter - you're all marvellous! Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: A good challenge In full: I very much enjoyed the race but my only concern was that the race was not very well marshalled. I ran for long periods and didn't see any at all. If there had been a serious accident it would have been up to the other runners to raise the alarm. By the way, I would like to thank the three runners that picked me when I fell flat on my face. I wasn't hurt but it did make me think what would have happened if I was because there wasn't a marshall in sight. Date of review: December 4, 2005
In short: A fast and flat race through some scenic parts of Portsmouth! In full: Nice race with lots of support. Would be nice to try and ease some of the congestion at the start though. Date of review: December 4, 2005