In short: Brilliant thanks In full: A brilliant well manned race lovely course. Thanks to the man who ran with me to 8K no idea who you were but kep the traffic away and stopped to let me through every single time. One little moan running up the finishing straight a car was cutting me up and did not even appear to see me.Thanks to all the marshals the race organisers etc Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: Very well organised race - good course In full: Did this race last year did a PB. Forgot about the hill at 8-9 miles - very challenging. Well organised - friendly marshalls. Shame about slow runners starting at front and causing problems - again!. All in all a good race - another PB. Would recommend. Will definately do it again. Date of review: January 28, 2007
In short: Splendid run over some hills on the L'Isle d'Blanc In full: To say this race is "undulating" would be like calling Osama Bin Laden a little troublesome! This is a serious course which starts as it means to go on - starting at sea level, you climb 50m to the first mile-marker, then back to sea level when you see "Mile 2". Mile 3 is up to 40m, Mile 4 back down again, etc etc. The hills aren't huge, but your cumulative vertical climb for the race is well over 200m.
I found the hills to actually be a nice challenge though - just the right distance to push hard without being too tiresome. Just watch for that climb after the 8 mile mark - that's the one you really notice! You're rewarded with a fast charge back to the finish, with terrific views of the Solent, sandy beaches and the South Downs on the mainland.
This is a great race which I'd highly recommend. And how many other people can say they've travelled to their race on a hovercraft?
PS These comments relate to the Ryde 10 miles race, despite the title! Date of review: January 28, 2007