In short: The scenery views are just rewards for the uphill efforts In full: Really enjoyed the run this year. Hot but nice cooling breeze on the way down to the Bill, albeit you had to work a bit harder on the downhills than expected as it was slap bang in your face. Excellent water and sponge stations but missed the jelly-babies that were normally at the Bill !! That last mile doesn't get any easier.... Great organisation and quality award at the end - well done RMP Date of review: July 6, 2009
In short: Hot & hilly but very well organised and well worth running. In full: Probably too undulating for a PB but this shouldn't put anyone off running this one. Great views and a good atmosphere. Organisation was excellent with plenty of marshalls & drink stations. Embroidered towel makes a nice change from a t-shirt. Date of review: July 5, 2009
In short: Challenging coarse,but well worth it for the views alone! In full: Excellent race,challenging,especially the last couple of miles,which are a long drag uphill.Lots of support along the way and very well organised and friendly.Well done R.M.P.A.C! Date of review: July 5, 2009
In short: Tough and hilly, but scenic and well-organised from the Bill In full: It is hilly, and not really a PB course at all, but you get great views instead. Great views of Chesil Beach, and the run down to the Portland Bill lighthouse gives you views of the sea and lighthouses, Running back up from the bill has views of the Dorset Jurrasic coast.
One of the best, well organised races around. July can of course be hot, but I think I counted about 8 water stations and 3 sponge stations.
Plenty of friendly and enthusiastic marshalls, and very welcoming and supportive residents of Portland.
Very useful quality embroidered towel as the race souvenir.
Congrats and thanks to all the organisation team, and people of Portland. In all, a highly recommeded race. Date of review: July 5, 2009
In short: More stunning scenery on a challenging but enjoyable race In full: A great race, but not so much for beginners. The weather was beautiful, and the breezes were very welcome.If you have any intention of running this race you need to incorporate some hilly runs into your schedule as the last couple of miles are a long drag uphill which caught a few people out. You can't beat looking over the sea and the bill and can be very energising.All in all, hard work, but very rewarding! Date of review: July 5, 2009
In short: The weather was on our side and all went surprisingly well In full: The hill at the end was a bit of a challenge but as my first 10 mile race I was really pleased with how this went. I found the other competitors friendly and there was a very good encouraging atmosphere Date of review: July 11, 2008
In short: Excellent organisation and very friendly In full: This was my first 10 mile race and I was pleasantly surprised how well it went. The organisation was excellent. Drinks and sponges were plentiful. very friendly marshalls and competitors made it a great day. I struggled on the hill from 8 miles but was encouraged by spectators and other runners. I will be back next year. Nice towel too. Date of review: July 5, 2007