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Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon + Festive Half + 50k Ultra

Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Organiser's Description

This will be the 9th year of the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon in aid of the RNLI Lifeboats - and for 2019, we also have a half marathon and a 50k Ultra on offer. If you like to run something slightly different just before Christmas then this event is for you.

The marathon runs from South Parade Pier to the end of the Hayling Billy Line and return. A unique multi-terrain run with some fantastic views across Langstone Harbour - a strict 6 hour time limit on this event due to tide times, otherwise you could get your feet wet! Bespoke medal, winners' trophies, festive treats, plus much more - and beer! More details to follow on event website.

Distances

50 km
26.2 miles
13.1 miles

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Reviews

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Great fun but muddy!

...the mud, I was prepared for, but the 4+ km of shingle beach running at the ultramarathon turnaround point was absolutely brutal as I'm a bit on the heavy side.

The gathering point and bag drop was at a sports centre and yet there was no drinking water available (not even to buy!) so I've dropped a star for that. Other than that it was a very good set-up with plenty of volunteers out on the course and decent aid stations.

Camille Shammas / Dec 23, 2019

Nice flat course

Starting on Southsea seafront, this marathon is super flat. I don't really recall any hills. The route goes out along the coastal path into Hayling Island where the marathon turn point is. Then it's back along the same route into Southsea to the finish. Quite a big race, there's a lot of participants, must have been around 1000 people. This made for a few congested patches along narrow trail. There were a few areas of waterlogged track and a bit boggy underfoot, but that all makes it more fun. Only negative comment I could make is that the toilet facilities at the Pyramid Centre right at the start were very thin on the ground and the queues were massive, however, when I went outside to the race start they had quite a few portaloos. So for anyone doing this next year, avoid the queues, go outside and use the portaloos :-)

Neil McCall / Dec 23, 2019

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