||Sunday 15th September 2019
||Great Bristol Half Marathon
|Number of Runners:
||Winchester & District Athletic Club
|Race in a nutshell:
||As far as professional race organisers go, Great Run do put on a good event for the extortionate entry fee. The course takes runners under the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge with spectacular views along the Avon Gorge before entering the city centre, for what seems like a thousand twists and turns, before finishing in the harbourside area.
|Strider comments / report:
||The weather forecast for the race was a fairly cool, cloudy day, excellent conditions for a crack at a PB, however on arrival at race HQ we were greeted to an unseasonally warm Autumn morning and full sun. Needless to say, PB pace was attempted and was maintained for the 9 miles up and down the portway under the suspension bridge and into town via the harbourside upon which the myriad of twists and turns in the City Centre gave so many false hopes of the finish line that hopes of an amazing finish were quashed, and I shuffled home nearly three minutes over target time.