In short: I preferred the old course but still a nice early year event. In full: This is the 5th time I have done the Romsey 5 and the first on the new course. I always consider the Romsey 5 as a respectable first race of the year. Nothing special but the organisers do not let you down. I liked the old course but understand why it has changed. The new course is still quick and personally I like the laps. The reason I am not so keen is with a permanent dodgy ankle I was not so keen on the rough service section.
Saying that I am sure there will be a 6th time. Glad there was a medal. I am not so sure chipped timing is required. Personally I would rather save a couple of pound.
In short: PB opportunity In full: Pancake flat and virtually wind free offers PB potential.I knocked 2 1/2 minutes off mine I found the race well-organised and friendly. It is a bit switchback in nature but a lot of plus points. Parking was good (i ordered a t shirt which is a proper training shirt not the usual cotton one wash and shrink rubbish.) Chip timing and result within 5 mins of finish was excellent.
Overall Id recommend for a decent sunday trot Date of review: January 29, 2012
In full: Second time at Broadlands for me, parking is fine there is plenty of it. I personally dont mind laps and your family/friends that have come to see you actually get to see you lots. Very quick if your after a PB, I liked that you could see yout time provisionally after the race, this was optional. will be back next year Date of review: January 29, 2012