In short: HMS Victory, Naval Frigates, Spinnaker Tower, Old Portsmouth...Brilliant In full: Fantastic atmosphere, epic race. Yes it's a bit costly, but £32 for a roads closed run around Portsmouths best sites...dirt cheap.
One criticism - getting out of the car park...again! Get it sorted for next year, one exit until well after the roads were re-opened, not funny! Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: that was amazing In full: Now I am a novice at this and this is the longest i have ever ran, but, the atmosphere, although wet, was truely remarkable.The course itself was sooo fast and although my garmin was playing tricks with me and telling me i was running at 6kph I knew it was fast and ended up with an 84 min race time.. Next year I will start up with the whites or even orange though, as the walkers slowed me abit.Today though I am VERY sore Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: Very nice race, flat and fast In full: Very nice race, feels like a 'big event' but not so crowded you can't get a PB. Well organised, nice tshirt and medal - worth making a weekend trip to Portsmouth of it if you're far away. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: A great, fast race with a lovely atmosphere In full: This was my first Great South Run and I was very impressed. It was a very fast course, with excellent support. Thanks for the all the music - pipers, drummers, steel bands and swing bands - along the way. I'll be back next year! Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: I love this run! In full: A list of thanks: Thanks to Bupa - who know how to organise a mass event, thanks to the people of Prtsmouth who were great supporters all the way round the course in the rain, and to God for not blowing the wind down the esplanade this year!!!! This is the nicest 10 mile run ever!!!! Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: Very fast course In full: I ran this instead of the Great North Run, and for me, this race is better, simply because getting in and out of Portsmouth is so much easier by train (not sure why so many people need to drive!). Very well organised, weather was good for running as rain kept people cool and there was no wind. "Goody" bag, was really a bag full of leaflets with a drink and T shirt thrown in, could have done with something edible in it.
Lots of support on course, nice to see bits of Portsmouth Ive never seen before. Course is flat, and made for a pb (wind permitting) ; will defintely be back next year. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: It was a fantastic course, although through a few rough areas!! In full: This is a definate one for anyone wanting to achieve a 10 mile PB. Everyone is very friendly, efficient and there were plenty of loos- I didn't even queue!!
Parking was a bit sketchy due to the location. I parked on the common for £3 which was good but took 2 1/2 hours to get out which was very annoying. Date of review: October 26, 2008
In short: Great support in the rainy south In full: Really enjoyed this. Weather appauling, but fellow runners great fun at the line up, support ace - despite the awful weather. Car park exit was very good from the race (much, much improved on last year). Cried like a baby as I got a good PB. Apologies to all those witnessing the pathetic blubbing - it comes off the back of a horrid half marathon/cold and desire to never run again. Date of review: October 26, 2008