Gosport Half-Marathon

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29/10/2012 at 13:23

Cake at the end and a decent goody bag.. Now you're talking. Seriously though, after a good first time Great South Run yesterday, I've got the bug - and its just a short hop across the ferry for me. Just need to see if my good lady wife is happy looking after the kids on another Sunday morning...?

29/10/2012 at 14:16

David.M would your kids do the race?

29/10/2012 at 14:32

I've got a seven year old boy, who I might be able to convince. He did the 5Km Santa Run last year and swore he would never do it again. My other is a 21 month old daughter, so I guess she is a bit young for it.

29/10/2012 at 14:36
Edited: 29/10/2012 at 14:39
29/10/2012 at 15:16

My 6 year old will be doing the kids race, he also did the santa race last year and said never again! I do think maybe the 3 miles was a bit far.

 

29/10/2012 at 17:25

I'm doing this. I did salisbury HM yesterday and finally got under 2 hours so very excited to see what a course without hills will achive.

I have a six and eight yr old, how far is the kids race?

 

29/10/2012 at 17:38

I think the kids race is 1 mile, its about £2 to enter and kids enter on the day, they get a great goody bag and medal, there is also an engraver there which costs about £4, its also mainly on grass 

30/10/2012 at 18:10
Hi everyone - first post here.
Just did the great south as my first ever run and I've really got the bug for it. Thinking to enter the gosport half as its the next one that's anywhere near me....
Is it a viable newby run? Or should I steer clear?
Any advice appreciated,

James
30/10/2012 at 21:21
Newby James wrote (see)
Hi everyone - first post here.
Just did the great south as my first ever run and I've really got the bug for it. Thinking to enter the gosport half as its the next one that's anywhere near me....
Is it a viable newby run? Or should I steer clear?
Any advice appreciated,

James

I've heard good things about it. Its not the most scenic of races, but its a good race i hear. Enough for me to come from Horsham to do it. Nice one to end the year on before Brighton half in the Spring.

30/10/2012 at 21:31
I'm coming from Horley and it will be my first half marathon. Checked with organisers and they are welcoming towards newbies like me
30/10/2012 at 22:57
Thanks guys...
Just confirmed my entry. Very excited
30/10/2012 at 23:40

Newby James, it is a race of all abilities, I am looking at 2hr 10mins if I am lucky!

04/11/2012 at 07:00

Coming from Yeovil Somerset for the frist time for this one, so hope Gosport is as fast as people say it is. Got to be new pb under 01 27 .

pmo
04/11/2012 at 07:56

Just remember to get there early - there's only one road in and out, and it can get quite congested... Good flat course - not that scenic, but you do get to see the old Hoverspeed cross-channel ferries slowly rotting from the airfield. It's certainly a pb coure, if you're in pb shape.

Enoy

pmo
04/11/2012 at 08:11

Thanks for the advice pmo, on the rd at 530am.

pmo
04/11/2012 at 08:25

No probs Kevin. Can someone stick a j in there ^^^^ for me?

pmo
04/11/2012 at 13:41

Let's hope 2 things for this one.

  • Weather getting there is fine
  • Wind on the day is low

If those 2 things are positive, should be a decent chance for a pb is in top form.

04/11/2012 at 13:43

Is there any easy way to talk from the train station to the start line? Seems there is a big bit of sea in the way. How long does it take?

04/11/2012 at 16:15
Sadly Gosport does not have a train station. You will need to either go from Fareham then get a bus or go to Portsmouth Harbour and take the short ferry to Gosport then a bus..... Not ideal....
04/11/2012 at 16:18
Damn. The car it is then.
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