In short: Superb but fast! In full: This was a great race. My first long millage race and I got a personal best by about 3mins. It's really pretty and has a good mixture of hills and bends. No hills too frightening so don't worry. Marshals where excellent and so was the police making sure everything was ok. Great value for money with teachers and a sprint finish on the race track!
My only concern would be for newbies that may feel a bit daunted. Its a very fast field (for me) I did it in 1:31:54 and was probably in the last 50-70 people. I wouldn't let that put you of tho as the people at the back got cheered on by the fast buggers that had finished! Date of review: April 16, 2013
In short: fantastic race, I will be back next year In full: a wonderful local event that had friendly marshalls, volunteers and fellow competitiors, it also provided value for money with a free tshirt and changing facilities. A good course provided PB potential. Definatley a race I will do again next year Date of review: March 27, 2013
In short: good race,be back next year In full: 3rd time at this one and still look forword to it every year,scenic route, a couple of hills and a couple of miles down hill to the finish.PB potential and well marshalled Date of review: March 17, 2013
In short: Well organised, friendly event in beautiful scenery In full: The race track finish was a bonus that helped me achieve a PB at age 57!! Great organisation, uplifting scenery. Date of review: March 13, 2013
In short: Definitie PB potential despite the undulations In full: Great race, beautiful scenery, friendly and supportive marshals (thank you). I got a PB even though there were more hills than I remembered - I think the downs more than compensate for the ups. Unlike the other reviewers I would much prefer a medal than a bright yellow cotton t-shirt ... but that was my only disappointment Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: The 'Real' Great South Run In full: This is THE race to do in England's greatest city (sorry I'm biased as I was born there) and this year I stopped off to run en-route back to Germany (where I currently live and work) via Gibraltar!
This race suits ckub runners and first timers and no one will be disappointed. Great organisation, cheerful volunteers and marshalls and a quality LOUD T-Shirt as the prize.
The route is a little challenging but is beautiful through the Woodford Valley before turning to run back with the gorgeous Salisbury Cathedral as the backdrop for your return leg!
Sadly there ramain a few moronic drivers - shame they can't be banned on a Sunday!
Thanks Salisbury - can't wait to be home in a few years when the British Forces depart Germany so I can train through on my favourite route.
Just do this folks and enjoy! Forget the Great South Run in Pompey - do the REAL Great South Run in Salisbury! Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: A very well organised race, with a very friendly atmosphere In full: My first time for this race and the fastest time for 5 years.
Well organised,friendly and helpful Marshalls who did their best to control impatient motorists who seemed to think runners shouldn't be "on their roads."
It was great finishing on the running track, which enabled us to gain a few seconds in a sprint finish. I will certainly be back next year. Keep up the good work Salisbury RC and thanks for the nice T Shirt. Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: Excellent race well run and quicker than you expect In full: As always everything went well, good organistion, encouraging marshals, interesting course with a range of slightly challenging hills, a very bright t-shirt. The only downside was at the plentyful waterstations the helpers struggled hand out water, they held them too high (shoulder hieght) and too tight so that I only managed to grab 2 out of 4, I was toward the front and running at about 11mph so it's hard to take them cleanly at times. But this is mild gripe on what is a wonderful race Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: fab marshalls In full: lovely race along river and back. cheerful, enthusiastic marshalls with plentiful water stops. saw camels and llamas!got pb!well done again to rod and gang. only need jelly babies to make this my favourite! Date of review: March 11, 2013
In short: A race to inSPIRE you... In full: This is a great run and one of my favourites. A lovely run in the Wiltshire countryside along the banks of the Avon. The second 5 miles is slightly harder than the first, but once you see the Cathedral spire you know its down hill all the way back. Friendly marshals, who did their best to control the traffic. Impatient drivers are not their fault. Excellent pre and post race facilities, lots of free parking and a decent t-shirt. I like the t-shirt design this year. Date of review: March 10, 2013