What a fantastic run. Great organisation, nice goody bag at the end, plenty of water stops and encouragement along the route. Beautiful day for it too: lack of rain recently meant that there wasn't too much mud, which I can't say I was sorry about when heading up those hills towards the end of the race. Thanks to the organisers - really impressive - will be back next year.
I just reviewed today's Parley 10k and the review was posted to the Solstice 8k. I think this year is the first Parley 10k, and organised by same charity. The review should be moved to the Parley 10k if possible. Thx.
Hi - I'm training to run this marathon. I have done the London twice - but the last time was a long time ago (2003!) and since then the pounds have started creeping up. I wasn't exactly speedy back then (4 hours 30 mins) and I need a goal to get back to full fitness and although I now live in Luxembourg the family are still in Salisbury which makes this easy logistically. Does anyone know how hilly this marathon is? There are no shortage of hills out here and I'll build some into my training schedule for practice if needs be.
This run was a lot of fun. Took the kids down to the park and the eldest (4) looked at me before the race and said "Are you going to win Daddy?". I tried to explain that everyone taking part in the run was a winner - but he didn't look entirely convinced.
As I live close to the course I've run round the park many a time, although always in the opposite direction for some reason. I managed just over 55 minutes, which I was pretty pleased with given that my training has been patchy and this was my first actual 10k race (although I have run the London Marathon a couple of times in the dim and distant - goodness knows how given how I felt at the end of 10k having been lapped by a good number of people).
Great atmosphere, well organised, and the weather was kind.