This was the first time I’ve tried this run, and it won’t be the last. The course is great – apart from a few inclines at the start, the main run from around 3k onwards is a flat route along the coast from Hengistbury Head to a finishing sprint out and back on Bournemouth Pier. Brilliant views out along the coast as you run too to take in.
In the end, I wasn’t as fast as I’d hoped – my knee twinged with a recurring pain around the 6/7k mark, but it meant that I could relax and run at a nice pace and take in the scenery and the atmosphere. Up there in my top 5 courses for sure now. Definitely a run to try, and one I’ll be back to.