Coastal Half-Marathon, Portsmouth

Muddy beach!

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19/01/2014 at 17:26
Looking at doing this although not done much training

Did the marathon in dec and longest distance to date is 8 miles, anyone done this and is it that muddy?
21/01/2014 at 09:30

think it uses the same route doesnt it? (but shorter obviously!)

Edited: 21/01/2014 at 09:30
22/01/2014 at 11:55

No it's not that muddy.  There are two stretches that go along a shingle beach, but they are only about 500 metres or so.  There are some grass bits too, but nothing too challenging - certainly not an obstacle type race.

Good event though, I'm doing it as a LSR as part of my training plan for the Brighton full, as its pan-cake flat.

22/01/2014 at 12:09

It was muddy last year - mud went up to knees.  Promenade not closed so 1000 runners ran straight through crowded public.  Course poorly marked.

Same route as marathon but not as far (obviously).

I'm not a fan.

22/01/2014 at 17:11

All the race feedback are related to the Portsmouth marathon rather than the 1/2 - so not of any use!

I did the 1/2 marathon last year as part of my training for London marathon - so if you would like any feedback-

-course ok, but poorly signposted in areas , not enough marshalls generally. Running along seafront path which share with everyone else, not ideal !

-muddy in places as advertised, along shingle beach for a short stretch (take care!)

-no water at end of race (hopefully they have fixed this one). Not acceptable

27/01/2014 at 20:59

I'm in for this, we're going to combine it with a trip to see my G/F's family and I'll treat it as an LSR as part of my build up for Manchester Marathon. 

As I'll be heading straight back to London and it's likely to be muddy does anyone know if there are showers as well as changing?

Edited: 27/01/2014 at 21:14
28/01/2014 at 16:34

I think there are in the pyramid centre, ran 10 miles last week and looking to do a long run on Sunday 

29/01/2014 at 21:47
I'm in for this. Should be flat hopefully Zoe
31/01/2014 at 15:05

hoping to get out Sunday for a long run, find it difficult doing days and night shifts in the same week.

i have seen Bramley 10 miler the week before this, not sure if Ito do this as well


31/01/2014 at 15:23

Zoe are you doing the Exbury 10k again this year?  I will be marshalling again.

31/01/2014 at 16:11
The Bramley event is local to me and I will be popping down to support the runners.
31/01/2014 at 16:21

I did the Bramley 20 last year, but not doing it this.

31/01/2014 at 17:51
I've done both at different times Terence. I like the event.
31/01/2014 at 19:48

Terence, yes I am, 

it's one of my favourite races, my son will be doing the fun run. 

I ran romsey 5 last weekend and it rained the whole time, I don't mind rain but hate wind! Hope the weather will be better at exbury this year, although last year I got a pb on the course, maybe I ran faster to get out of the rain! 

Just hope portsmouth half won't be too wet, I did the marathon in dec and my feet were wet from mile 2!

I am also thinking of joining gosport road runners, never belonged to a club before but seems like a good idea

10/02/2014 at 18:00

Cant believe its next week!

seen the goodie bag and it's packed with useful stuff!

11/02/2014 at 08:18

Will there be home made cake as there as as Gosport Zoe?

11/02/2014 at 10:02

Hope the wind and rain hold off for your race on Sunday.

Zoe, we'll do our best to hold off the rain for our Exbury 10k race.

11/02/2014 at 10:08

The only race I have done with homemade cake is gosport half, 

ran 4 this morning in the wind and rain! Plan a longer run in the week

terence I hope the weather improves, had enough of running in the rain now but it won't stop me,

thinking of doing the Eastleigh 10k week after exbury

11/02/2014 at 10:13

Zoe, I've entered the Salisbury 10 mile and the Eastleigh 10k.. I can't run in the Exbury 10k as I'll be marshalling again.

11/02/2014 at 10:39

I did Eastleigh a few years ago and did not realise you can get your t-shirt before the race! 

is Salisbury 10 hilly? 

also looking at doing arlesford 10k as never done it before

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