In short: Windy, hilly, twisty course with traffic, but well marshalled and signed In full: Thanks to all the organisers and the Scouts for the arranging and supporting the event. My 1st time at this race. Very windy and a few hills to test you. A lot of traffic for the first few miles. Nice medal and facilities. Changing and showers are always a bonus.
Helpful suggestion; please can a PA system or loud hailer be used when making important announcements prior to the start of the race. Only the few of us at the front could just about hear the speaker! maybe a chair to stand on to project the voice as a cheaper alternative. Thanks again. Date of review: February 9, 2011
In short: Good race, like the new changes and much nicer medal too. The wind wasnt our best friend. Marshalls very friendly and helpful throughout. Well done Ryde Harriers. Date of review: February 6, 2011
In short: Breathtaking In full: A great day for running The weather was perfect but the hills were a real challenge. A well organised race with a nice community atmosphere. Thanks to all The Scouts and marshals for help on the day. The signage was good out on the course and if you had time to take in some of the views across the Solent on a crisp clear morning they were breathtaking (just like the hills!)
In short: Hilly!! In full: A hard race but managed to get a PB with some decent training (66 mins). First mile uphill seems neverending and the hill at mile 8 nearly destroyed me, but what goes up must come down!! Date of review: February 8, 2010
In short: Very enjoyable near the back of the race. In full: Made a weekend of it and had a lovely time. Good HQ venue with just about enough space to (cold) shower and change afterwards. Very nice route through a few villages and across the hills, then down to the seafront. All well marked and marshalled until the very end. I was a bit confused where to go at the end as so many people had finished and were wandering around the route through to the finish line. Date of review: February 7, 2010
In short: Much better organisation this year In full: This is a great course, with enough hills to make you work. The weather this year made it a much more enjoyable experience. The marshalling was much better this year, special mention has to be given to the guys at the Tesco roundabout, they did a fantastic job. Date of review: February 7, 2010
In short: Well organised event over a challenging course In full: After last years problems with the course and the bad weather it was good to see that all is well with what is a solid HRRL race. It's a tough course the hill at mile 8 especially, though it's a good course. Date of review: February 7, 2010