In short: A great friendly race. In full: This was an excellent race. Very well organised with friendly, supportive marshals and spectators. Who wants a tee-shirt or medal for a five miler....give me a pint of Fullers and homemade upside down pineapple cake anytime! .....even my wife enjoyed her first pint of Fullers! Well done Romsey Road Runners and everyone else who helped. Date of review: June 3, 2013
In short: One of the best organised and great value for money marathon - Brighton take note! In full: What a wonderful marathon. The organisation was superb and the Race Director and his Rotary Team should be congratulated on staging this race.Everything was perfect with parking, showers etc so close to the finish. The marshals were great and a special mention should be made of the people of Stratford for their support along many parts of the route. I hope this race continues to be successful and receives the support of the local council as it certainly is a credit to the town. My only disappoint was the behaviour of a number of my fellow runners whose selfish behaviour is becoming more and more prevalent at races which could jeopardise future events. Why am so angry? Well, it's so easy to follow the race route by the discarded gel packets and water bottles just thrown discriminatly along the roads without any thought of who has to collect the. One Ware Runner discarded his bottle (like many other others), along the Greenway well away from any drinks station or marshal. Surely like many others he could have carried it to the next drinks station. Gel packets were all along the Greenway and reflects badly on all runners and race organisers. Anyone found littering during a race should be warned or face a future ban as there is no excuse.
In short: A great value and extremely well organised race. In full: I can only reiterate what the previous reviewers have written. Brilliant organisation, superb support from the all the marshals and volunteers at the the drinks stations.I would have preferred a technical tee-shirt rather than the very bright green hoodie. My only disappointment is that there were still a number of runners listening to music and even more who selfishly discarded empty gel packets and water bottles along the route rather than the designated areas. These idiots are a disgrace to running for their unnecessary behaviour which inadvertently reflects on the race organisers. Date of review: March 18, 2013
In short: Great race to finish the year off. In full: Weather was kind for a great value event. should have worn trail shoes rather than road shoes. Unexpected but very much appreciated spectator support. only downside and not the organiser‘s fault was the cost of the parking. Shame on you Southsea Council! Date of review: December 23, 2012