In short: another excellent race weather not too bad route as always excellent but price a bit steep In full: hms victory mankinis and kelly holmes -- what a race see you next year Date of review: October 28, 2012
In short: A great day for your headphones to break In full: I've always been a head down, ears full kind of runner. It must have been fate that made my headphones decide that the green holding pen was the place to stop working!
The local support for the race was amazing. There were two spots where spectators either weren't allowed or simply didn't occupy but they more than made up for it on the rest of the course. One area seemed to require armed police which was just a little off-putting but we all needed the laugh as we settled into that second mile. The 'Bands on the run' were an excellent addition, hearing a brass band version of YMCA certainly made my day, and the charity areas were all packed out.
As someone who lives in a world of hills, the flat course was a revelation. I finished wondering if I'd actually run, at least I would have if better sock choice had left my feet in better condition, and surpassed my own expectation in terms of my time. best of all, I got to overtake the legend that is Linvoy Primus. Date of review: January 18, 2012
In short: GREAT 10 miler! In full: Everything ran well and the whole day was amazing. There was plenty of atmosphere along the route and a definate run to do!!! Would be happy to do this again! Date of review: November 8, 2011
In short: Need to be in first couple of waves to clock a PB, but still a great race In full: This is a an excellent run, very quick route. Probably as flat as your likely to find in the south of the UK on road. You need to be in the first couple of waves to clock a PB, but even running from the back you can get a respectable time. Brilliant crowds, music, facilities. Praking can be tricky so get there early. Tshirt and medal are excellent. The race should be run in reverse as all the good bits (historic dockyard with HMS victory + warrior) are at about mile 3-4. Love this run. Date of review: June 2, 2010
In short: Great day out! In full: This was my first race. I really enjoyed it. Some nice views and the crowds were great. I was quite realistic with my time estimate, though it seemed thousands weren't. The first 3-4 miles I was just overtaking people many who were walking! I don't have a problem with people walking, but why were they in the faster waves. This caused severe bottlenecks at the first couple of bends. Other than that a few extrs toilets might be nice. But overall I loved the race and will be back next year! Hopefully there was a lot of money raised! Date of review: January 21, 2010