In short: Another fabulous year-well done Gosport In full: My fourth running of this race and as always the organisation, marshals, atmosphere and goody bag are head and shoulders above other races. New course this year which I preferred as most of the route has seaviews. Downside is that it is narrow in places, so can get a bit congested which may affect PB potential for some. All in all another brilliant race, and special mention must go to the marshals who are so encouraging and friendly, they do Gosport proud every year and this year was no exception. Date of review: November 16, 2014
In short: Great value and great atmosphere In full: My third Gosport and it never fails to deliver. Brilliant organisation, great marshalls and good support especially in the latter stages along the seafront. Entry includes a medal, chip timing, a fab goody bag with cake, crisps, drink, banana, chocolate...I don't know how they do it for the price. Must be one of the best value HMs anywhere! Coupled with course with great PB potential its one I'd recommend to anyone. The are some dull bits scenery wise, but the Samba band more than make up for it :-) only criticism is that the details about parking were a bit confusing as I couldn't see how to get to the £1 car park and went to a pay and display instead. But a minor issue and one that is easily resolved with bteer signage/info Date of review: November 17, 2013
In short: Well done Gosport! In full: Excellent organisation, friendly and encouraging marshals, a fast, flat course with chip timing, and a nice goody bag at the end. Lovely weather today and I ran a PB which is likely to have influenced my opinion, but it would be hard to improve on the race and overall experience, and Gosport Road Runners are to be congratulated on a superb event. Date of review: November 20, 2011
In short: Great race, great organisation In full: Second time at this race for me. Race HQ is a leisure centre with decent facilities and parking is close by. The route is very pretty along minor roads following the river, with a start and finish on the athletics track. There are a couple of hills but nothing too serious and the downhill sections give good potential for a PB. Overall, a highly recommended race that is very friendly, has encouraging marshalls and spectators and manages to have a 'big event' feel despite being a relatively small field.
In short: Challenging but very rewarding In full: The climb from mile 4 to 6 was tough but the scenery made it worthwhile. The race was a brilliant experience, helped by the fantastic weather conditions. Everything was well organised and the marshalls were very supportive and encouraging. Would definitely recommend to anyone who is up for a challenge. Date of review: March 23, 2009
In short: A great half with PB potential on a scenic traffic free course In full: Did this race last year, and although the field had increased substantially the event was better for it. Plenty of free parking (although it could have been better organised), civilised queuing at the loos, frequent water stations (with small sports bottles- excellent!), encouraging marshalls and lovely weather to top it off! The wind was tough between miles 7 and 10, but fine the rest of the way round and not nearly as bad as last year. Overall a very well organised race that I would highly recommend for all standards. Organisers- please don't make the field bigger again- it's now a perfect size. Date of review: March 12, 2007