In short: Start organisation we not very good. Otherwise well organised. In full: The new start formation was poorly organised. Access to the start area for friends and family was also poor. Parking was very bad (but always in winchester). Marshalls were helpfull and encouraging. Water station ran out of water. Needs improvement but would probably go back next year. Date of review: March 7, 2007
In short: Undulating and fun course! In full: The race states before you sign-up that it is a hilly race, so no surprises there, I enjoyed it and thought that the organisation was good, I didn't mind the muddy track at the start/finish as you kind of expect it in February.
I enjoyed the race and liked my medal - plus I got a PB despite the hills - so have clouded judgement! Date of review: February 28, 2007
In short: Very undulating, quite steep in places but good for building endurance In full: Running a very muddy lap of football club at the start not fun, ending with another lap to make up distance very demotivating. Might return but not fantastic and difficult to get parking close to race start. Date of review: February 27, 2007
In short: Undulating, oh yes! In full: Saying this race is undulating is like saying the sea is a bit wet! However, if you are aware of this and don't mind hills (one of which is a mile long!) then this is a great race. Just needed a little bit more thought at the start, but good attempt to split runners by predicted ability. Other than that it was well organised and well run. The mud was not all that bad, and the traffic was minimal and non-threatening. Definitely do it again - but will train on hills more next year!! Date of review: February 26, 2007