Race Date:

17th December 2017

Closing Date:

14th December 2017

Current Price:

£14.00

**CHIP TIMED**

Course Record :

Men: 34.04
Woman: 41.56

Course: 2 laps around Southampton Common

T-shirts and Medals for all finishers and trophies for the top 3 runners.

Toilets and baggage drop

UK Athletics Affiliated event

Terrain: Pathway

Results published on MCC Promotions.com 72hrs after the event

Ample parking

Charity: Action for Blind People

On day registration

Location

Directions

Cemetery Road, off the Avenue

Southampton,

SO15 7NN

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There are 19 reviews for this event.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?5/5
How did you rate the organisation?5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Best race ever

Any other notes?

Amazing run i would come back every year

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Nice flat course, great for PBs.

Any other notes?

Only problem was people kept getting in the way on the course, especially on the parts where runners were running on both sides of the path.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Lovely time of year to run on southampton common

Any other notes?

It is always nice to have the medal when you cross the finish line. Also I would certainly mark up the finish line more clearly so that people can start to sprint.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Maybe
In summary

Great event, just needs chipped times

Any other notes?

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Good event

Any other notes?

Good event which was marshaled well. Only bit to look at for the future was the bag drop (not secure) quite a few people including myself went back to the car with bags as leaving then in an open gazebo is not ideal.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Excellent support for everyone in spectacular place! Well done!

Any other notes?

Marshalls were all supportive and polite. Maybe a technical t-shirt that you can wear for running (although this probably increases costs and isn't viable) and a couple more toilets would be useful. But overall, it was a lovely run, of all standards, friendly and hope it keeps going. Thank you all.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 3/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?2/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Maybe
In summary

It needs work - looks amateurish, but the common is a lovely pace to run.

Any other notes?

There should ideally be chip timing, and better event promotion should yield higher entrant numbers which would make it more fun.. The route round the common needs to be re-thought as the two "dead-ends" per lap are a bit tedious. The difference between marshals here at a "commercial" event and one organised by a club is noticeable. Some were encouraging; others more interested in their mobile phones. The common itself is lovely place to run, however.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?5/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Maybe
In summary

Enjoyable run setting

Any other notes?

Needs to have a secure bag drop off.Members of public on running route was a pain.More bins needed.Marshalls where encouraging. Other runners friendly.Better start / finish line would be nice.Difficulty obtaining results and photos ????? Overall good experience.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 3/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Maybe
In summary

Glad to have done it.

Any other notes?

Great route, loved the free milkshakes. Could not hear the instructions at start, and some marshals not as friendly/supportive as previous races I have been in (although some were smiling and encouraging).

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?4/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Would be great to have time tags

Any other notes?

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Enjoyable but could be improved upon !

Any other notes?

Whilst i enjoyed the run ! i would hope that you could improve the finish line atmosphere as quite a flat feeling ! And would have been nice to hold the trophy awards back till the finish to keep people around and let runner friends of recipients witness the ceremony ! Very good effort !!

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 3/5
How did you rate the scenery? 3/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?3/5
How did you rate the organisation?2/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Good event at times

Any other notes?

Pre race brief was a shambles! No idea what was going on. Luckily I ran this last year so was a marked improvement from then. Some runners caution signs would of been nice as I nearly had a couple of dogs take me out! This would be an ideal event for beginners. Minus the organisation as next thing you know your starting with not enough warning, chip timing would be good you can get more professional runs at that price with chip timing. Hopefully an improvement next year as I will be back

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

A small, relaxed in informal 10km. Good introduction to running with others.

Any other notes?

The route is all on paths through the park with no roads. There are no steep inclines but the route does have long gentle up and downhill sections.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 5/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Ample parking for a "small event" Good place to run

Any other notes?

Running clock at finish line would be good idea. Finished the race and have no idea how I did until results are published. Chip timing would be good but assume cost would increase for this.

28 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 3/5
How did you rate the scenery? 5/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?3/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Pleasant run.

Any other notes?

Better organised than last year although I think there are better runs than this one for the money. The medal is ok and the T shirt ok. Could do with chip timing and a much better finish line rather than a red line just painted on the tarmac and 2 yellow flags. I think because last year had problems there were not as many people running this year.

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