In short: Overall a good race, just need to re-look at the 1st mile. In full: The marshalls were excellent, course is fast (except the start, pleasant course and well supported. Organisation was good and I liked the fact that there was plenty of close free parking. Did not need to use the baggage area. Nice mix of standard of runners with a good friendly atmosphere. Date of review: September 18, 2012
In short: Nice scenery, nice atmosphere and well organised In full: I found the run tough personally but that was due to a lack of training rather than it was a horrible course. Despite this I found the run a pleasurable morning. It is a nice course, scenic, little traffic, few spectators but the marshalls were excellent and very supportive. It is a small event and rather low key but I do not see this as a negative. I hope the organisers do not try to change this as it makes the event quite unique. Normally I only do races where you get a medal at the end as I like building on my collection of medals but I may have to make an exception for this event. Date of review: August 28, 2012
In short: A good event. A special thanks to the marshalls who were excellent In full: I think the organisers should be proud of their effort but a few things to iron out for next time. The course is tough but there is nothing wrong with that and the fact that it was tough was well advertised. I just question whether the event is held at the right time of the year or the right time. Running a hilly course in the midday sun in July is asking a lot. Saying that there were a lot of water stations along the 2nd half of the course which I am sure we all appreciated and needed. The spectators were also excellent with hose pipes on route to help. I think maybe the position of water stations could be looked at. e.g after a tough hill would be nice if possible. There was a hiccop at the start which I am sure will be looked at for next time. I did not enjoy waiting in the sun for that long before hand. I think it is a shame that the organisers were not allowed a bigger field either because there was certainly room for more people. Overall I enjoyed the day. I put a maybe for doing it again, only because I personally found it a very tough ask on a hot July midday, but enjoyed the event neverless. Date of review: July 23, 2012
In short: Respectfull event for a large city event In full: A large field for a 10K distance. This in mind I think it is well organised and a great opportunity for non regular runners to take part in a large event. Date of review: May 20, 2012
In short: Good organisation and a fast course. In full: There is a lot of pavement running on this course which I do not personally like, but that is a personal gripe. Otherwise a well organised and fun event. Date of review: May 14, 2012
In short: Well organised, good friendly event. Nice course as well. In full: I did this race about 5 years ago. I would say it has got bigger and better since my last time. Well done to the organisers. Date of review: May 4, 2012
In short: Well done to the organisers through tough weather conditions In full: Even with that evil hill, this one must have been easier to run than organise. I think the organisers deserve a pat on the back for making sure this went ahead so smoothly. They even found alternative parking. I call the hill evil, but that is just sour grapes as I am dis-appointed that I walked part of it. As soon as I finished I had decided to do again and have another crack at the hill. If you like a challenge you will like this mildly challenging event. Date of review: April 30, 2012
In short: I preferred the old course but still a nice early year event. In full: This is the 5th time I have done the Romsey 5 and the first on the new course. I always consider the Romsey 5 as a respectable first race of the year. Nothing special but the organisers do not let you down. I liked the old course but understand why it has changed. The new course is still quick and personally I like the laps. The reason I am not so keen is with a permanent dodgy ankle I was not so keen on the rough service section.
Saying that I am sure there will be a 6th time. Glad there was a medal. I am not so sure chipped timing is required. Personally I would rather save a couple of pound.