In short: I preferred the old course but still a nice early year event. In full: This is the 5th time I have done the Romsey 5 and the first on the new course. I always consider the Romsey 5 as a respectable first race of the year. Nothing special but the organisers do not let you down. I liked the old course but understand why it has changed. The new course is still quick and personally I like the laps. The reason I am not so keen is with a permanent dodgy ankle I was not so keen on the rough service section.
Saying that I am sure there will be a 6th time. Glad there was a medal. I am not so sure chipped timing is required. Personally I would rather save a couple of pound.
In short: Now my favourite race of the year. In full: I have done this 5 out of the last 6 years and it has become my favourite race of the year. The support along the route is brilliant.
However if we get another wet year I can see it be a bit of a diasater like I have seen in the past. Love the music along the route. Would be great if more could be set up. Date of review: March 7, 2011
In short: This is a quiet small event. Nothing wrong with it but it would not be your favourite for the year In full: Organisation and atmosphere was respectful. A good course for a PB in a warmer month, very spacious course. But watch your footing in areas. Very open to the elements as you would expect. It made a good 1st run for the year for myself. I woukd not make it a priority to do it again but there was nothing wrong with it either. Date of review: January 30, 2011