In short: This event just keeps getting better. Well organised, large crowds and fantastic finish in the football stadium. In full: This a a fantastic event with a large field, large crowds and a great course which is testing enough with some big hills but not a killer and finishing in the football stadium with the massed cheering crowds is just somethng else. The organisation was great. One gripe is the crush at the start with such large numbers running (approx 12000 finishers). Maybe a more staggerd start would be an option. Drinks stations were well manned and stocked which was good as it was quite a warm day for March. As for my race I took over 2 minutes off last years time and am really pleased with my effort. I will be back next year to see if I can do even better. Thanks Reading Date of review: April 3, 2009
In short: Everything about the High Legh 10k deserves high praise In full: I was persuaded to do this race through a “realbuzz” blogger and I am glad I did. The friendliness of all concerned was wonderful. The organisation was slick from the regular e-mails in the lead up to the race to the cakes in the school hall afterwards. The race was mainly in the country lanes around High Legh, everything was well signposted and the marshals were very encouraging throughout. Think some of the locals were surprised how far some had travelled to be there, (a round trip of over 450 miles in my case and some had travelled even further) but were very welcoming. Will put this on my race list for next year.
In short: Yet another GREAT South Run. Well done to the organisers. In full: Loved the race and well done to the organisers. Only complaint is that I received the wrong sized t-shirt. Despite collecting it from the "large" collection point got a small T-shirt (not good for a 14 stone man). Hope the Great Run Team will respond to my pleas and find me a large one for me to wear. Everything else great, even the rain eased throughout the race. Special mention to the car park team who ensured the exit from the common was swift and they were all very cheerful even though they must have been soaking and freezing. I will also mention the crowds who year after year turn out in their thousands to make it a truly memorable event. WELL DONE PORTSMOUTH Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: What a baptism of fire but would not change a thing In full: No matter what words I use I will not be able to do the people of London justice for their superb support. I was over 5 hours and the crowds were still massive. Thank you all so much. Heat, enough said! Will do again (if I can get a place). Date of review: April 23, 2007
In short: Great organisation, great support, great finish (in the stadium) even the weather turn out in the end In full: I thought the day was excellent even with an early start and after losing an hour sleep due to BST. Did think as we were asked to be there early to avoid conjestion that there could have been a little more in the way of things to do in the time leading up to the race. I had no problems with the baggage area as some other did. I do find goody bags on the whole poor there days so was not expecting much and was so not dissapointed but medal nice. Super finishing in the stadum, the noise was deafening when you got into the arena. Wonderful support throughout the race. Good bands (but way have three in the last 2 miles and only one other on the course, would have prefered them mor spread out). I had an excellent race taking 4 mins of my PB. Even the hills didn't stop me, discovered what goes up must come down!!! Would love to do again next year. Date of review: March 27, 2007
In short: Great organisation and wonderful marshalls once again. Most enjoyable In full: Gosport road runners do a great job putting on this race with everone involved doing their very best and they should all be thanked. The weather was even well organised!!! This was my 5th Gosport half and I will be back next year to challenge my PB (just missed out this year but I am getting older). Thanks Date of review: November 25, 2006
In short: Hills a killer. A real test. Start time of 1pm means running in the heat of the day. This caused problems for some runners and maybe reconsidered. I saw 4 people who collapsed! In full: OK I know you cannot plan the weather and if it had been a cool day nobody would have been concerned about the start time of 1pm however, in these days of global warming there was always a chance we would get a hot day like today. I saw several runners affected by the heat and 4 who collapsed and needed medical help. It was a bit quiet in the country with very few spectators however the Army Cadets who marshalled the race ALL cheered ALL the time which was welcome. I thought the goodie bag at the end was a bit light of prizes but the medal is a nice one. A very challenging run with all the hills. Will know next time to include more hill work in my training if do ot again. Date of review: September 24, 2006