Gosport Half-Marathon

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22/10/2011 at 21:07

Who's in for this year?

Will be my third ever half and the third time I have done gosport

22/10/2011 at 21:27

did it last year!  Was a nice day out with a 180mile round trip!

Hope you are lucky like me last year with the race being in good conditions, the week before snow started to disrupt everything!

Edited: 22/10/2011 at 21:27
22/10/2011 at 21:53

Thats a long round trip to come, you must have enjoyed it, do you always travel far?

I dont mind driving up to an hour for a race

Hope it does not snow this year!

23/10/2011 at 12:24

There seem to be some really fast courses down on the south coast, so I make a special trip to a race down there say once a year. Last year it was Gosport, and this year it was Victory 5 in Portsmouth.

Makes it quite a special trip, but I must say it was probably an easier mission this year for a 5miler, than last year's half!

Probably 1hr 20-1.30 job over from south Bucks....good job both races had a decent start time, not 9am or something ridiculous.

And we all hope there's no snow this year! Although personally all my races Nov to early Feb will be XC which isn't a disaster if they get called off.

thedrainman    pirate
23/10/2011 at 17:01
Im in again, also doing Portsmouth Coastal Marathon month after.

Im more ready this year than last so looking to finish while still running
23/10/2011 at 20:51


Did you have an injury last year?

I am hoping to knock a couple of minutes off my time, dont know if I could do a marathon though!!

25/10/2011 at 07:37
Hoping to , though I'm not handing over the money until after the Great South on Sunday, just incase I can't walk for 3 weeks
thedrainman    pirate
25/10/2011 at 08:06
Zoe. yes had bad cramp for last 2 miles, this time I hope I will be ok as been doing distance all year for ironman, had a month rest due to virus and now training on for Portsmouth Coastal in December. Im sure you be ok in knocking time off.

HRF, good luck on Sunday what time you going for, im looking at 1h35ish.

Steve. remember you from last year due to the long distance to get there.
25/10/2011 at 08:33
Hi Mark, good luck to you too , anything under 1:30 I'll be chuffed with, anything over I'll blame the mass of people !
27/10/2011 at 12:47
I shall be doing it again, hopefully a PB as it is a very fast course. I am racing the next five weekends so need to stay injury free!
27/10/2011 at 13:04
I have entered. Set a PB last year at Gosport of 1:21 (was always going to be a PB with it being my first half marathon!)... then ran a first half split at London of 1:20 so I should be ok to get a PB this time around I hope! Have done quite a few races since but 95% of them were trail races and no Half Marathons.
27/10/2011 at 13:43

Wetter is better thats a really good time, how  much training do you do per week?

I have to say gosport gives out the best goody bag I have ever had, far better than the great south run!

27/10/2011 at 13:53

I did it last year, planning on doing it this year but I'll wait until I've done the Great South Run before I enter (best not to tempt fate).

Gosport is nice and close for me - I often run part of the course for my long runs.

27/10/2011 at 14:07

Zoe - I train 6 days a week, have never really counted mileage so I don't know that. Most of my training is geared towards Ultra races and trail races but I do 2 sessions a week of speed work with a club and pop out and do some road races with others from the club when they do them. In terms of road racing I have only done 1 10k (Kenley), 1 HM (Gosport) and 1 Marathon (London) so looking to beat the times I set for those over the winter as the majority of my longer races dont really start until mid 2012.

I am a fan of race tshirts over goody bags myself Can't remember what they gave out last year at Gosport? Did they hand out the bright green bags with stuff in?!

27/10/2011 at 16:26

Last year at gosport as it was their 25th anniversary they gave out cotton bags which were very nice, fruit, homemade cake, crisps etc.

I have a few race t-shirts but never wear them, I now have a few paper weights from runs but not sure what to do with them!

Wetter the better I dont know how you find time to train 6 days a week! I work shifts over at QA hospital and have to say I cant run in the day when I am on nights. I have recently joined a gym in gosport to try and tone upper body etc so only running 2 days a week.

I plan to do the santa race at portsmouth on the 11th december too 

27/10/2011 at 18:07

Ah yes I remember now... the cake was good Looking forward to some more of that and the massage afterwards as well.

We have a guy at our club who works night shifts and comes to the club sessions in the evening before work. Must be like training first thing in the morning to him?

31/10/2011 at 20:05
So great south run over, have terrible cold today thinks its from getting wet yesterday running, hopefully get some long runs in before gosport although only 3  weeks to go!
01/11/2011 at 11:44
Good luck to you all, I'll be a marshal yet again this year and running it the day before with the Gosport road runners.Hope the weather is as good as last year.
01/11/2011 at 12:41

I hope the weather it good to us that day,

 my 5 year old will be doing the kids race which is great value for money, the goodie bag for the kids is great too, my son did the mini great south 1.5k on saturday and the bag was abit rubbish (considering the money it cost), in the bag were tissues! as my son said you can eat those!

I am still full of cold so hopefully will get a run in on friday

02/11/2011 at 14:32
gosport half was my first ever run last year and it took me 2 hours 27 mins !
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