In short: Lovely route, not falt but not too hilly, great and friendly marshalls who were very supportive. Nice boot bag memento at the end. (Quick results too) In full: If you have not done this before, as the advert says - JUST DO IT.
The only bit not to like is the 12m on the main road, but thats is, the rest is just a great race. Thanks Hardley Runners, great well organised event, simple but effective. Will be back next year Date of review: September 27, 2015
In short: A Marathon with everything that you want, great organisation, great marshalls, a reverse running nutter (me), feed stations, personal drinks area, loos, touretts hill... everything to love nothing to hate (ok the sun burn then) :-) Date of review: May 31, 2015
In short: In short, now ranked as my favorite race... why, everything was great, the marshalls, orgainisation, the secenery, tye wildlife (Deer and Birds) just stunning all round. Thank you, I will be back. :-) Date of review: March 15, 2015
In short: Really enjoyed this race today, playful and makes you work on an undulating course. Marshalls were excellent and loved the water in the water in the sports bottle at the end, nice touch. In full: Shame the race is changing to March 08th next year as already booked up for the Salisbury 10m.... which is another favorite and good event. Date of review: October 19, 2014
In short: A beautiful 1/2 marathon in the heart of the New Forest, what more could you want. marshalls were excellent, organisation excellent, and the goody bag consisted of a gym bag, buff and a mars bar... good value. Top race In full: Whilst its a challenging course it is not a hard course. Plenty of undulations over the first 8 miles as you drop to sea level along the sea front, then is a gradual climb back, you do need to save the legs for the last 3 miles as is a long but very gradual climb, that if you are on song will not affect you too much, but if struggling can make a difference. Date of review: October 13, 2013
In short: Overall a great race, signage could be better in the last 2-3kms through town, ut other than that a great race, good support and plenty of choice of distance to do. In full: Option of 10k, 21k, 30k, 42k and 50k plus walkers too, great day out not the best of races to race flat out, but for a great hard training run cannot ask for anything better. Date of review: August 11, 2013
In short: Great little well organised event, marshalls so very supportive, hills not so!!!! In full: This is a great event, but it is not easy (esp the heat and the hills) the marshalls were all so very encouraging with good clear directions and support too. This is no PB course, but has stunning views of the local area, all in all excellent race.... (did get a litle stressed as arrived late and had few directions in the sports centre as to where registration was, but that is a very minor point for improvement next year.... 9.5 out of 10 for me.... Date of review: July 13, 2013