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 14:25

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 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 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 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

08/11/2012 at 12:13

Don - the Gosport Half race pack that I got arrived in yesterday's post in a brown A5 envelope, with my race number; a sheet with various details of the race, venue, and what time to turn up to collect the timing chip; and a voucher for gait analysis.

The Hayling 10 is the following weekend I think, so doing both is keen

08/11/2012 at 21:29

FINALLY got around to entering the Gosport Half - nothing like leaving it to the last minute!!

Ran the race back in 2009 while down on holiday, I still remember the "puddle" on the airfield, which we had to go through twice, I hope it's dried up by now ....it was quite a large "puddle" and 1st time I went through the middle and wished I'd run around it, 2nd time I ran around it (in all the deep mud) and wished I'd just ploughed through the knee deep water again.

 

08/11/2012 at 23:28

David - thanks for that link. I am number 750. I am guaranteed a personal best time!

10/11/2012 at 09:17

Hamstring  pull last night speed tranning at the running track, so 50/50 for Gosport half. So looking forward to it. Long way to come from Somerset with a hamstring pull, so ill test run the old 54 year old leg on sat to check it out hope it be ok by then. Frist time going to Gosport half, was hoping for new pb 10. 26,

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