In full: My first experience of a BUPA run. I found the general organisation okay, but feel that there should have been pace markers in the corrall as often had to weave around slower runners and walkers (in the middle of the road!) which was tiring. They weren't joking when they said there was a two mile headwind at the end so save something in the tank! Nice touch with organisers handing out jelly babies around mile 9! Very expensive for a 10 miler, so would probably only consider it next year if the price were reduced. Date of review: November 1, 2013
In short: Bit too expensive, too many people for PB potential In full: I was really looking forward to this and weather aside it was a bit of a let down, we were held up in various places due to the amount of people. the marshals were a bit underwhelming with their cheering on, least the spectators were more vocal! Don't think I'd bother again, for the money there are better options. Date of review: November 1, 2013
In short: Flat, Windy, but £41 for a 10 mile - really? In full: A nice route taking in the main sights of Southsea and Portsmouth. Very flat and if there was no wind factor then a very fast time is achievable.
The entry fee of £41 for a 10 mile race is shocking. It's another Event ticked off the list but I won't be back. Whilst BUPA do a great job with the overall organisation of these events and whilst they continue to grow in numbers the price will only go up and up in future. Date of review: October 31, 2013
In short: Great race. Well organised. In full: This was my second year at this race and I've really enjoyed both of them. Very well organised and considering how many people took part, I didn't get stuck in crowds. Date of review: October 28, 2013
In short: Good but expensive In full: Fast course, excellent crowd support. The extremely windy conditions for the last two miles were terrible and helped to ruin my PB chance. As it is local to me I would do it again, but it is expensive. Date of review: October 27, 2013
In short: Well organised, busy, flat and windy route In full: Seems we got lucky with the weather as the rain predicted in the mid week forecast had passed. That being said the head wind on the last 2 miles does provide an additional challenge, otherwise fast route with plenty of, much appreciated, local support. Date of review: October 27, 2013
In short: horrible wind but great race! In full: What a fab day! Great course (makes Portsmouth look really nice ;-)), nice and flat, well organised, great goody bag too. Suffered with gale force winds along the 8-10 mile stretch but fast other than that. My only gripes were that it was very expensive (£42) for a 10 miler, and the baggage store wasn't signed very well! Other than that I loved it and will be back next year! Date of review: October 27, 2013