In short: A great replacement to the Milland Valley In full: Firstly to be fair to the organizers. Signs warning of the race were pre-posted, as I noticed them on training runs. The owner of the horses should take some responsibility, as there was plenty of space to manouevure the horses out of the way and let the runners pass. Surely she must have realised when the lead runners came past.
Right to the race. A brilliant trail race with some challenging up hills to make you work but lots of downward stretches for a respite. A nice mix of woodland trails, stony cart tracks and road. The marshals were friendly and the water stops plentiful and evenly placed. The homemade cakes and tea at the finish were most welcome and fairly priced. A nice medal too. Will definately be back next year. Date of review: August 4, 2013
In short: A race to inSPIRE you... In full: This is a great run and one of my favourites. A lovely run in the Wiltshire countryside along the banks of the Avon. The second 5 miles is slightly harder than the first, but once you see the Cathedral spire you know its down hill all the way back. Friendly marshals, who did their best to control the traffic. Impatient drivers are not their fault. Excellent pre and post race facilities, lots of free parking and a decent t-shirt. I like the t-shirt design this year. Date of review: March 10, 2013
In short: e for PB's In full: Don't let the marks for scenery put you off. This is a race for PB's not pictures. The course is flat, 80% traffic free and well marshalled. Extra credit to the organizers for the re-route at the garage. Marshalls were friendly and encouraging. Pre-race organisation (baggage etc..) was smooth and well organised. All in all a top race well done Gosport RR. Finally you do get a sea view in the last 2.5 miles. Date of review: November 19, 2012
In short: Fantastic views..... In full: Probably some of the best views in a road race. A challenging rural race around quiet, leafy country lanes, with one main road after about 11 miles. Well marshalled with well positioned water stops. The views come at around 7 miles across the Solent towards the Isle of Wight. Date of review: October 14, 2012
In short: Sun At Last...... In full: A sunny fresh day greeted the ruuners for this 10 mile road race around the North of Salisbury. The course took in country lanes along the banks of the River Avon. Very scenic running next to the river. Could have done with some more marshals to control the race and traffic on the 5 miles out. All in all a very good race with a nice t-shirt at the end. Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: Ouch!!!!! In full: A nice run in and around the Milland Valley. Although it was a warm day the shade of the woodland trails kept you cool. Lots of mud, hills and trails. Roads were kept to a minimum and were used to link the off-road trails. Excellent marshalling and cheerful helpers at the water stops. Well done Liss Runners. Date of review: August 2, 2009
In short: Great Day Out In full: Who needs post race mementos when the real prize is running through scenic countryside. The Combe Gibbet is a wonderful race, running along wooded pathways which open into lush green grassy fields. About 1 mile of road in total which is used to link up the off-road sections.
Friendly and well placed marshalls offered encouragement during the race.
In short: Tough but scenic. In full: A bitterly cold day didn't stop around 300 competitors turning up to compete in this HRRL race. A scenic but hilly course taking in Ryde,St Helens and Nettlestone. Well done to the marshals for providing support and encoragement on such a cold day. Smooth organisation apart from the confusing finish. It had moved from its original position earlier in the morning. Also well done for publishing the results and photos so quickly. Date of review: February 1, 2009