The Supersonic 10K is a fantastic flat & fast course, great for setting a quick time or for a chance to take in the stunning Bournemuoth coastline at your own pace. Starting and finishing near the Bournemouth Marathon Festival Hub in the Lower Gardens, this beautiful coastal route heads along Undercliff Drive past some of the lovely Beach Huts, before turning back towards Bournemouth. The Supersonic 10K route allows runners the rare opportunity to run along the iconic Bournemouth Pier, before finishing in the gorgeous Lower Gardens for a well-deserved ice cream!
*** Sorry for the intro but I want to explain my own personal experiences.***
I travelled down from Leeds for the weekend having entered the 10k on Saturday and full marathon on Sunday. I picked up an injury but still expected to get around both events.
Sadly this struggled 10k race proved I had no chance whatsoever of completing a marathon.
Very, very disappointing but I wont let it cloud my views on the Supersonic race.**
Here goes -
Race registration was simple enough.
The pre-race guide which was emailed to participants provided all the information required. Full marks for that.
I didn't use baggage area but have been told it was smooth.
The race itself was an out and back, along the sea front with the return route going along two different piers, followed by a second out and back and then onto the finish line.
A very fast, flat course which is perfect for any PB chasers out there.
Views were very scenic and running along the piers was a nice touch.
Crowd support was very good with plenty of people cheering from vantage points at the cafe/bar as we ran from 2nd pier.
There was also a decent amout of support along the route.
Water stations were fairy regular.
Marshals were fantastic, as always.
Finishers received a nice medal (with 10k keyring attatched) and a BMF tote bag containing various BMF branded merchandise including quaiity tech shirt, foil sheet, water bottle and enegy bar..
My own race from a personal point of view was a disaster but that shouldn't take away from what was a brilliant event.
Bournemouth festival of running is something I certainly recommend and one I would love to do again.
In summary, this was a great event, well organised with plenty of PB possibilities.
Who doesn't like a run along the beautiful south coast?
Posted on 10.10.17