Gosport Half-Marathon

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05/11/2012 at 12:56

Anyone got a route map for this, please?

If not, does this link  that I found look about right (not my map BTW).

I like to get a feel for the course, if I can, and as it'll be only my third race event (and only 3 weeks after the GSR), I am looking for clues

05/11/2012 at 13:10

Unless they've changed it from 2 years ago (the last time I did it), that looks about right to me! 

05/11/2012 at 14:08

Great - thanks Mike

05/11/2012 at 14:09

Im hoping to do a PB and get under 2 hours this time, so if you see someone standing on the finishing line at 2hours 1 minute hands in head sobbing away, its probably just me ...... Tell you what, its not half depressing when youre aiming to get under the 2 hour barrier and the rest of you lot are just wondering if you'll get comfortably under 1 hour 30 minutes lol!

05/11/2012 at 14:25

Well - at least one of 'the rest of you lot' could only dream of doing that distance in 2 hrs!

I'll be finishing well after you at about 2hr 15min, and that's if I am doing well.

Edited: 05/11/2012 at 14:50
05/11/2012 at 14:49



Lol, you might suprise yourself and come in under 2 hours yourself if the course is as flat as I hope.

Speaking of which, on the map you supplied it has a key that says 'maximum ascent' and 'maximum descent' what does this mean?  Does that mean thats the highest 'hill' you will climb during the course?

Edited: 05/11/2012 at 14:58
05/11/2012 at 15:36
Maximum ascent and descent of 16ft looks about right for the biggest climb and drop I have seen pancakes with higher elevations !
05/11/2012 at 16:01

Hi DF3 - yep I would guess the 16feet is the single biggest climb (or drop) over some distance interval, while the total is the result of adding up all the climbs (or drops), notwithstanding map elevation accuracy which might invalidate that estimate (i.e. it could be anything ).

229 feet of climbing in 69,168 feet distance (13.1 miles) does not sound too bad.....

The GSR has similar ascent and descent.

05/11/2012 at 16:03

 gosh it took so long time to type, that Karl beat me to it.

I must refresh the webpage more often

05/11/2012 at 16:20

Makes sense, the only reason I asked is that I was looking at the Salisbury half marathon which I did a week ago and according the same site it said maximum ascent was something like 60 feet, but on the graph outline (and I can testify its true as I did it in real life) that there was a hill around the 5 mile mark that went from around 200ft to 400ft in a relatively short distance of time (it was a killer for me anyway). So I can only assume then that must mean that at some points during the hill climb it levels out for a meter or two before continuing up, but I can assure you it felt like you were just constantly climbing during that bit.

Anyway its put me more at ease seeing that since I did a time of 2 hours 2 minutes in that one, so in theory on a flat course I should be able to do under two hours ....... in theory ...... but then again Communism was good in theory too.

05/11/2012 at 21:05
Zoe Windsor wrote (see)

I am doing this for the 4th time, its by far the best goody bag I have ever had and puts the great south run's to shame,

My 6 year old will do the kids race, only £2 and they get a medal and goody bag too.

I like the fact some of the race is in the airfield and the samba band are aways great to listen to

Marshalls are good on this race and so too is the organisation

Zoe... You've convinced me, and I've managed to convince my wife, Emma. I've entered into this run as I need another challenge. Really looking forward to it. Not sure what time I'll get, but I've guessed 2hrs 10. We'll see what happens on the day!

05/11/2012 at 21:17

Have also entered this half! Although i live in Portsmouth and work in Gosport this will be my first time on this course. At present i am into a sixteen week marathon training programme for the Portsmouth Coastal marathon 23rd December 2012. Have got the Bexhill half next weekend (11th Nov) and then the Gosport half. Training is going well and the 20/21 mile long run is scheduled for the end of November. Getting nervous already! Can anyone give me any reassurance? The Gosport Half will be my eighth half this year with a fastest time of 1hr 48min (average is 1hr 53mins), the Great South run was completed in 1hr 18mins. longest run to date 16miles. Weekly mileage now heading towards 30miles? Has anyone else progressed onto the marathon from halfs?          

06/11/2012 at 16:57

I guess there will be a few of us going around in the 2 hrs 10 mins mark,

12 miles for me today, very slow 12 miles! still having knee problems, wore a tubi-grip and this seemed to help a little bit, the pain was rather dull than a sharp pain!

looking forward to it now and hoepfully meeting people from the forum

06/11/2012 at 17:41
David.M.3986 wrote (see)
Zoe Windsor wrote (see)

I am doing this for the 4th time, its by far the best goody bag I have ever had and puts the great south run's to shame,

My 6 year old will do the kids race, only £2 and they get a medal and goody bag too.

I like the fact some of the race is in the airfield and the samba band are aways great to listen to

Marshalls are good on this race and so too is the organisation

Am intrigued by this, as I ran it in 2010, and barely remember a goody bag, let alone  it being impressive.

Maybe i forgot to pick it up, or was simply too cold throughout to realise!

 

07/11/2012 at 18:10

Homemade cake, drink, banana, key ring with gosport half marathon on it, packet of hula hoops, medal and a cloth bag

07/11/2012 at 20:28

Got my race pack today. Feel free to say hello to vest number 1774 on the day, or as you pass me by on the course

I like hula hoops! Looking forward to them .................

 

07/11/2012 at 20:45

This sounds like a good race pack to me! All the more incentive to get round to the finish!

08/11/2012 at 08:46

You get a banana and a bag of hula hoops??? IM IN!!!!

lol ...... If I see your number WJDave, I'll say hello!

 

08/11/2012 at 09:12
 cool
Edited: 08/11/2012 at 09:15
08/11/2012 at 11:59

first time for me as well, just got the bug, got the one in Hayling Island as well, can anyone let me know about the race pack and when to expect it

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