In short: A nice off road route In full: I found the route interesting and found the start in the stadium was a nice touch. Out on the main course it was crowded in place and some of the lady marshals really enjoyed shouting “mind the bollards” perhaps a little too much!
In short: Fast & flat In full: Bit of a contrived course, but not a hill in sight so PB potential. Start and finish on track always good, particularly with motivation from the commentator. Km markers did not seem accurate.........oherwise my pace was varying by 40 secs a Km! Well organised race. Date of review: June 6, 2009
In short: Flat, but measured a little long and congestion seems to prevent PBs. In full: Congested in places, all off the road, which is great, but 2 laps of pretty dull scenery. I measured this about 300m long, other runners felt distance was inaccurate too. Well organised though and a friendly evening. Many more signs at the entrance and surrounding roads would have helped. I lived in Portsmouth for years but got lost trying to get into the stadium through the new entrance. Date of review: June 5, 2009
In short: Great cool wednesday evening fast race In full: A bit late for me, but I thoroughly enjoyed this race the track is so so smooth like the controlling of this great race Date of review: June 4, 2009
In short: Good race and great value - definate PB potential. In full: Good fast course (assuming no wind!!) - only a few walkers and cyclists that had to be avoided. Enjoyed the banana and SIS drink at the end. Only issue was at the start with congestion - someone hit my foot and almost pulled my shoe off but once on the promenade it seemed to thin out quite quickly. Date of review: July 4, 2008