In short: Good Race In full: Really good support most of the way round, last two miles are pretty tough as no support, but overall good race. I drove to the race (pink start) and would definitely recommend this option instead of the train/bus as no baggage to worry about. Car parks are less than 2 minutes from M4. Date of review: March 2, 2014
In short: Fab day out In full: Tough course, for the entire race you seem to be either running up a gentle hill, running up a big hill, or running down a hill. Saying that I think the long downhill sections mean that good times are possible (very hard to judge today because of weather).
Plenty of support, especially the last couple of miles. Special thanks to all of the households who realised how tough it was getting and fetched their garden hoses out to provide welcome showers from mile 10 onwards!
The incredible hot weather (nearly 80 degrees for October) and the late morning start, made getting a pb nearly impossible - certainly no fault of the organisers though.
As this was the first Basingstoke half, I was amazed at how good the organisation was, well done to the organisers - Will def be back next year. Date of review: October 2, 2011