In full: I wasn't quite sure what to expect from this race, but I was certainly impressed. The organisation was fantastic and the course was entirely flat, making it perfect for beginners and fast for those more serious runners. The scenary was fantastic; you ran past various sights such as HMS Victory, Spinnaker Tower etc. And the crowd suppport was fantastic. In fact, I prefered this event to the Great North Run. I think the compactness of the Great South Run meant the support was constant and there was plenty to see. Boy was that wind strong on the final 2 miles along the beach front though! Date of review: November 17, 2009
In short: Flat with a windy finish. Well organised big event In full: Well organised mass event. Flat and fast, but beware of the wind. Gatorade bottles were too big and I'd say not enough loos. The price is ridiculous. But great one to run for charity. Date of review: November 7, 2009
In short: A great day out by the seaside. In full: Third time I've done this race. Great support from spectators and marshalls round the course. But please please can they put some marshalls round the exit of the finish area? It took me ages to get out after collecting my goody bag - not funny when you're cold, worn out and want to get warm and get some food. Why can't people wait at the alphabetical meeting points just over from the actual finish area where there's loads of room? But, will be back. Already booked for next year. Date of review: November 3, 2009
In short: So glad I took part and hope to return again In full: I'm not local so planning for the Run was crucial. Decided to make a holiday by renting a cottage on the Isle of Wight and just come to Portsmouth for the Run on Sunday morning. This worked well for me as the hovercraft took 10 minutes and the start was less than 10 minutes walk.
I would definately like to do this run again but it worked out very costly for me simply because I'm not local. If I lived in Hampshire, I'd do it every year without question. Date of review: October 31, 2009
In full: Great friendly race for all levels. Very supportive crowds especially some the charity supporters. Would prefer the mile signs to more distintive from the bupa signs. Also not sure what happened with the waves. I estimated my time as sub-80 mins and given a orange wave a number but the 80 mins pace maker was at the back of the orange wave. Date of review: October 31, 2009
In short: Excellent race, brilliant support, just runied by the parking In full: Always an good race with loads of support and nice and flat for good times. Hard last two miles with headwind but good views instead! Just ruined by the awful parking as usual. Parked on the common and took 2 hours to get out. Parking stewards were worse than useless and the route they funnelled us through was ridiculous - why were we being directed down a one lane road to a T-junction??? Won't be doing it again, which is a pity, for this reason. Date of review: October 29, 2009
In short: Nice event In full: First time here and enjoyed it. Very well supported all of the way round..so many bands & cheers. Great views of the sights of Portsmouth & runners around the course. The sting in the tail is the last two miles...but you can`t have it that easy. I`ll be back. Date of review: October 29, 2009