In full: Great support. A big thankyou to the people of Portsmouth. The wave starts needed bigger intevals given the size of the field. I was placed in white wave c with a predicted time of 1h12mins. Spent the entire race dodging between much slower runners ahead of me; some of whom were walking after 1 mile! A good event but should have been excellent. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Brilliant for new runners.... In full: This was my first 10 mile race, the atmosphere was amazing. We got the train in so did not have to put up with the traffic congestion. Was in the green wave a lot of walkers but other than that - great fun and have already signed for next year. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: A great PB course for the 10 distance - BUT so expensive In full: I really enjoyed the run and the course. Luckily I won a place in the race otherwise I dont think I would have entered - £40 is very expensive.
The T SHirt and medal were really nice at the end.
The last 2 miles back along the sea front is very tough. If it had been raining instead of sunny I dont think I would have enjoyed it so much.
Parking and general access into Portsmouth on race morning are a nightmare - Arrive the day before and stay or come on a bike. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Well-organised, huge field, very enjoyable In full: Great day out, great course, great atmosphere - loved the loud music at mile 9.
Really lucky with the weather, and definitely appreciated the on course shower to cool us down.
Thought the baggae area was really well organised compared to other races
However, the waves weren't well managed at all - it was difficult to get into your estimated time, and many people were starting far too far forward. Only quibble though. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Nice day out with friends.Not cheap!More of a charity fun run than a race. In full: Fun run plenty of surport,good weather and a meal with the group i came with made it a fun day trip.Wish they'd ban the mp3's though. Date of review: October 26, 2009
In short: Great Race, good support In full: This was my first 10 mile race and loved the support and atmosphere on the way round. Found the last two miles pretty tough along the sea front due to the windy conditions. With regards to travelling: I travelled along way for this and stayed at a hotel just 4 miles from Southsea the night before - and it took nearly an hour to get the car park at Southsea on the Sunday morning.
The carpark was a real 'mare' to get out of at the end -we delayed our exit by 2 hours and it took 1.30 hours as we had to get out as due to distance we needed to get away.
Next year I will stay at a hotel in the centre of Portsmouth and avoid this problem.
All in enjoyed the race but felt let down by the car parking debacle at the end. Date of review: October 26, 2009