Race Date:

Sunday 26th November 2017

Closing Date:

Wednesday 22nd November 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

Who's entered

Results here

There are 38 reviews for this event.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 1/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?2/5
How did you rate the organisation?1/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?No
In summary

Terrible

Any other notes?

The worst organised race I've ever run. You were still handing out numbers 2 minutes before it was due to start. The route instructions were vague. Many of the marshals looked disinterested. I overtook the so called lead cyclist. The course was less than 10k and the guy started handing out trophies when only about 30 odd people had finished. For the money I'd have expected that maybe the course would have been closed off. I won't be back.

27 Nov 2016
Would you recommend it to others? 1/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?2/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Maybe
In summary

Over priced

Any other notes?

Shoddy medal, shoddy shirt, given cost to enter

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? 1/5
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

very badly organised.

Any other notes?

Not a race I will do again. Although last years problem of number collection and race start time was sorted out there will still issues - course was too short. Having to queue for tshirt and medal is bad organisation - pack the carrier bags earlier and give them out on the finish line. Total waste of money.

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? 1/5
How did you rate the scenery? 4/5
How did you rate the atmosphere?4/5
How did you rate the organisation?1/5
Do you think this was friendly to beginners?Yes
In summary

Bad organisation

Any other notes?

The race was around 200 metres short so wasn't 10k and therefore wasn't exact timings which was annoying. Also had to open big bottles of water and pour own drink if you wanted one. But I didn't bother because it would have messed my race time up. Very poor

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

Very well organised and the sun was shining!

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?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?

No photos