Lovely Course, Wrong Time of Day (about: 2000)|
A Runner from WORTHING, ENGLAND (12/9/00)
The race starts at 11AM which meant that we were all running through the hottest part of the day, which wasn't ideal.
The course itself is very interesting. One lap through the beautiful New Forest area.
The first half is the best part through some lovely little villages and along some roads which are shaded and even a bit off-road through the forest itself.
The second half is where you start to come out into the open more.
It is still fairly flat with only a few undulations but nothing too severe.
The marshalling and back up was fine. The race strats and finishes at a Leisure Centre which had adequate facilities. All in all, an attractive race which could only be improved, in my view, by starting at an earlier time.