In short: Poorly organised In full: Start was a shambles. I turned up at the collage at 10.30, registered, went to the loo. I then found out that the start was a mile away, and ended up running for 10 mins to the seafront. Can I suggest to the organisers that the registration is as the start, not the finish !
First half of the race is a very nice run along the seafront, the second half not as good, could have done with a few more marshalls to stop traffic.
Goody bag, was a certificate, lots of leaflets and a cereal bar...oh and a cheap shoe brush! Date of review: November 3, 2008
In short: Very fast course In full: I ran this instead of the Great North Run, and for me, this race is better, simply because getting in and out of Portsmouth is so much easier by train (not sure why so many people need to drive!). Very well organised, weather was good for running as rain kept people cool and there was no wind. "Goody" bag, was really a bag full of leaflets with a drink and T shirt thrown in, could have done with something edible in it.
Lots of support on course, nice to see bits of Portsmouth Ive never seen before. Course is flat, and made for a pb (wind permitting) ; will defintely be back next year. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: Hardest first 2k I've ever run! In full: I went to get a bacon butty, an hour before the race, and the lady serving said that I would be wasting my money, as I would throw up before I got to the top of the hill.
I'm just glad that I took her advice ! Very steep, and long hill at the start, but worth the views at the top..
Well organised race, although probably not one for a first timer as very hilly and demanding.
Nice T shirt (bit on the large side), and hand made mug.
I was aiming to get under 1 hour, official time 1.00.01.....
In short: Hot...very hot. In full: The weather made this a very demanding course, congratulations to all those who completed the course. Only gripe was 2nd water station, which was low on water (completely due to weather).
Will deninitely be back next year. Date of review: May 11, 2008