In short: Very enjoyable and well organised for a brand new event In full: Fantastic views of the Gower Peninsula (not that I'm biased!)Great inaugural event - super marshalls, very encouraging especially at the windy bits of the course! Only down side was finding Llanelli leisure centre which will not be able to support a much larger field, although great to have a decent shower straight afterwards. However, if the organisers do wish to cater for up to a 1000 runners in future they'll have to rethink the start and use the big car park opposite Coleg Sir Gar. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: A tough half-marathon In full: This is not a half-marathon for the faint-hearted. Mile 3 is uphill. All of it steep! And then more uphill towards mile 8. It finally starts coming down (and what fun) after that, but then sneaks in one more hill for good measure. However, all this is worth it given the wonderful scenery.
A website with some information on would have been useful - no map/information was sent with the entry.
A charming race with a few problems well documented by others. With a bit of improvement in the organisation this could be a top race. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: A nice litle race In full: Organisation was little,but they all coped excellently,especially with so many to register on the day.Course was lovely,coldness hitting my legs the only real problem.Well done,a good day out. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: More signs for those at the back please! In full: First ever fell race - tough but great fun (well the downhills were)and people were really friendly but I was leading the last three home and we had to stop walkers to confirm the way home twice and stop to confer with each other three times - more than a little bit worrying out on Cloud in the cold - more signs please. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: boring but quick In full: i had a horrible race as my ankles decided to stop flexing properly. Think it was the cold wind combined with lack of warm up. race itself was fine and definite PB potential. Next year.... Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Good course with a hilly section to challenge the PB's. Slight annoyance at the public and dogs who were still on the course. Marshall were friendly and the socks at the end were a bonus! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: This is a must do Half Marathon - well done to the organisers In full: This is one of those events that should be on everyone’s race calendar. Everything about it was superbly organised and ran as smooth as clockwork. The course was perfect, safe and traffic free, had plenty of water stations (I counted 4) and even had Portaloo’s dotted around the course should you need one.
The marshals were extra special; the encouragement given was excellent. The food voucher was another plus; sausage and chips was just what the doctor ordered after 13.1 miles.
To all the organisers and marshals thank you for a fantastic day and I will definitely be back for 2007. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: First one this year - loved it! Glorious weather with snow on the mountains probably helped In full: Advertised, on the club website as 'not a race for the faint hearted'. The undulating route, the length of the Haweswater valley and back, is sufficient to make that a fair comment but the overall feel of the race should allow anybody to enter and feel welcome. Superbly well organised and marshalled throughout (only slight gripe was that the first water station appered to misjudge the rate at which runners would go through and struggled to keep up with demand). Finishing momento is a mug - filled on demand with a hot fresh brew.
Well done to everybody involved with the race organisation - looking forward to meeting folks again next year. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Beautiful course though I wasn't expecting all those hills! In full: I enjoyed this race though there is definitely room for improvement on the part of the organisers...4 loos between 1,000 runners is not enough! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Not the easiest course for a first timer at 10K In full: I only entered this race as it was close to my dad's. I was disappointed that it was hilly. It was advertised as flat. There did seem to be a few first timers at the distance which made me feel more comfortable. In a couple of places there some snow/ice patches which made it slightly awkward (they were at inclines/declines). Even though I haven't rated the race as great, I would do it again, although the way I was feeling last night and this morning, I feel like never running again. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Excellent ....but oh that wind!! In full: Wasn't sure what to expect for this, but was pleasantly surprised. Easy to find, easy to park, no loo queues, and a reasonably easy run, except for the wind! I thought the 2km marker was a little misplaced, but overall a great morning. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Quite a pleasant race. No showers available afterwards a bit disappointing In full: I had been a bit apprehensive about this race after the snow we had last week, and was in two minds whether to run right up until I arrived in sunny Farndon, since I drove through rain and snow showers en route.
I only entered as part of my preparation for the Liverpool half-marathon in a fortnight, and was therefore a bit wary of the few remaining patches of snow and ice along the course.
Glad I made the effort though as my time of about 58 and a half minutes was a PB and my first sub-60 time in 4 attempts at the distance (I came in at 1:00:01 in my last 10k a fortnight ago). I can therefore recommend this one for anybody looking for a PB - if I can do it...
The only real disappointment was that there were no showers or changing facilities available as advertised - a bit of a pain with an hour's drive home. The medal wasn't the nicest in the world, but then again, I'm sure very few of us compete for the momentoes - the PB was more than enough for me!!! Date of review: March 6, 2006