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Believe & Achieve/Alexandra Sports 5K Santa Fun Run (in aid of RNLI)

Sunday, 12th December 2010 11:00am

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Overall rating
4.4

User ratings breakdown (38 ratings)

  • Scenery
    1. 4.3
  • PB Potential
    1. 3.8
  • Atmosphere
    1. 4.5
  • Organisation
    1. 4.1
  • Value
    1. 4.6
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 4.8
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2014 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
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    1. 5
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    1. 4
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  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

Fantastic as always, great atmosphere. This race is about participation rather than pb's. I ran with my 8 year old and his friend. Great medal and outstanding goodie bags. Will be back next year.

Reviewed by Zoe Windsor

at 2:34 on Sun, 14 December 2014

2014 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
2
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    1. 1
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A great sponsored walk - no chance to even jog all the way unless you start at the front. This is a popular, fun event but don't expect to be able to run/jog all the way, the pavements are too narrow and there's too many people walking in large groups. It would be great if there were more road closures and so more space. In the end though, it's a good laugh and (hopefully) raises lots of money for a good cause.

Reviewed by RugbySoph

at 1:28 on Sun, 14 December 2014

2013 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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    1. 4
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
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    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

3rd time for me, parking was easy, did it with my 7 year old, generous post race bounty, medal, mug, cereal, present for children, Batala band were great, will be back next year

Reviewed by Zoe Windsor

at 6:49 on Sun, 15 December 2013

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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    1. 3
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    1. 4
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    1. 4
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Great fun for all abilities, putting you in the mood for Christmas Great fun. Our mission was to reach the finish line with sweaty santa garb, inc beard, intact. It was tougher - and sweatier - than we thought. A great race to get you into the festive spirit and suitable for all abilities. I'll be back again next year.

Reviewed by RaceBunny

at 10:28 on Sun, 30 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
4
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    1. 4
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    1. 3
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    1. 5
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Good fun. Brilliant to see everyone dressed up! The 10k route merged with the 5k meaning you have to make your way past all the 5k runners. Good as a fun run but no chance if you want to open your legs up a bit towards the end! Good prizes for all.

Reviewed by Aaron House

at 4:02 on Tue, 18 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
4
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    1. 4
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    1. 4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
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    1. 4
  • Value
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  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

Santa Claus is coming to town! What a great bit of fun, which is what this event is all about, not to be taken too seriously when it comes to the running, but costume prep is everything!!

I had a great time dressed as The Grinch who stole Christmas, I scared some kids, got to wear green tights and makeup, helped raise some funds for the RNLI, helped a non-running friend achieve a 5k distance and fall in love with running and enjoy the little jaunt myself.

Fun, friendly, great atmosphere, great value. Not often you get to go running with circa 2000 Santa's with bemused onlookers wondering what the hell is going on.

Certainly not one to be missed if you have a sense of humour and are up for a laugh.

Reviewed by AristoPJ

at 3:52 on Mon, 17 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
3
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Fun Run A fun 10k run along the sea front.

Pros- 100's of santas running is a sight you have to see. The crowds all along the route where brilliant. The medal at the end and the cup are great along with a Santa suit. Great value.

Cons- The 10k start was some distance from the 5k start and unless you knew this or happend to over hear someone telling someone else where it was there was nothing about to let you know. Someone just shouted start, I only knew this cause people started moving in front of me. Run on normal footpaths which where open to everyone so when the 10 and 5k merged you had to dodge walkers, dogs, kids, cafe furniture and people bimbiling along the footpath. Not very well organised.

Think I will give it a miss next year. It is defo just a fun run and no real point doing the 10k.

Reviewed by amanda bradbury 6

at 6:30 on Sun, 16 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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Great value festive family fun Excellent race for all the family. Well organised, great medal/cup at the end (plus mince pie and toys for the kids) and hopefully lots of money raised for the RNLI. A must in my Christmas calendar. Thanks Rob and team for brill organisation, see you next year :-)

Reviewed by MrsPlod

at 5:05 on Sun, 16 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
4
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    1. 5
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    1. 4
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    1. 4
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Last year I did the 10k, this year was the 5k so I could go with my son (6 years old). I used the suits we had from last year, weather was great. Both bands were good and batala are always fantastic. Very pleased with the cup/medal/pen. My son was more than happy with his toy which was a motorbike, good value for money and will be back next year :-)

Reviewed by Zoe Windsor

at 3:26 on Sun, 16 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
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    1. 5
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    1. 5

FirstSanta run for me but definitely not the last. What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning.Picked the Santa suit up from the start and was well entertained by The Batala Portsmouth Drummers who also did a quite unique warm up. Santas's then split into two with some opting for the more leisurely 5k rum/walk which contained lots of families enjoying a Sunday morning jog/stroll along Southsea prom. The 10k set off in the opposite direction but caught up with the stragglers at the 7k mark. Everything ran like clockwork (The sun even shone for the duration of the run).

I was presented with a quality medal and thermos cup as a memento which along with the Santa suit was real vfm. A mince pie for all finishers was also a nice touch.

What was my time? I have no idea as I left my watch at home. But on refection, would I have beat my PB dressed as Santa? Who cares!! I had a fantastic morning and will be back next year.

Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!!!!

Reviewed by james savage 6

at 2:35 on Sun, 16 December 2012

2012 Believe & Achieve RNLI 5K Santa Fun Run/Walk
5
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    1. 5
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Wonderful friendly atmosphere, flat course, al ot of fun, raises money for RNLI.

Reviewed by Robert Edwards

at 1:54 on Sun, 16 December 2012

2011 Believe & Achieve/Alexandra Sports 5K Santa Fun Run (in aid of RNLI)
5
  • Scenery
    1. 5
  • PB Potential
    1. 4
  • Atmosphere
    1. 5
  • Organisation
    1. 5
  • Value
    1. 5
  • Beginner friendliness
    1. 5

Splendid race, great fun Great family run, our 8 year old daughter loved it and she got a PB as a bonus. Absolute bargain race and one that will become a firm fixture in our calendar. A big thankyou to the organisers

Reviewed by Bettyspaghetti

at 7:35 on Sun, 11 December 2011