In short: Absolutely superb race In full: Great mixed terrain, brilliant organisation and marshalling and really good value too. We were also blessed with great weather (given the recent snow and sub-zero temperatures) which made for perfect conditions and I got a big PB :) Date of review: December 12, 2010
In short: Really well organised race for beginners and veterans alike. In full: Read the rest of the reviews, they mirror my thoughts. As someone running towards the back, I have a little advice for next year. Get a move on. By the time I got back to Southsea the tide had come in and I got very wet feet (all part of he marathon experience) Its given me the incentive to get the training right for next year so I can finish with nice dry feet. So keep your eyes peeled as I can thoroughly recommend this race and I will expect it to sell out as quickly as London does in the future. Date of review: December 12, 2010
In short: well organised In full: it was very multi-terrained , road,path,mud,shingle, but very enjoyable plenty of water stops ,by the sea for most of the run ,good chance of a pb, as i got a pb by 14 minutes and the burger,coffee and mince pie i got at the end was worth it with the nice medal as well Date of review: December 12, 2010
In short: Well organised flat and friendly winter marathon In full: Mainly offroad with varying terrain - gravel, mud, tracks, and seaweed! Interesting views round the marina and Farlington marshes. Fuel stations were well stocked and well spaced - friendly supportive marshalls - (thanks for being out there - it was a cold day to be standing around for several hours!) Flat and easy to follow route. Friendly atmosphere - was nice to get support from the front runners as they passed us slow runners on the return stretch. Appreciated the voucher for a bacon roll and cup of tea at the end. Nice goody bag and medal for the entry fee. All in all a very friendly well organised marathon. Well done!
In short: Flat course made challenging in parts as runners have to run across shingle in places. Easy to follow course with plenty of drink stations. Plenty of parking at the start/finish making it an easy race to get to. Date of review: December 11, 2010