In short: Fast 5. In full: Perfect weather for running this year. Flat course, but lots of turns. Definitely on for a PB, although there is a little evidence that the 5 miles was actually 5+... ?? Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Great when you finish! In full: Being one of those fortunates who pick up prizes these are very generous considering the low entry fee. Always a hard but enjoyable race Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Very quick course and good mix of people running In full: Really enjoyed the race and knocked two minutes of my PB which maybe makes me a tad biased. Only thing I'd change is banding at the start, was very slow getting away and spent the first 2km passing slower runners. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Well organised and traffic free ! In full: Nice to have a virtually traffic free course - and in a town, even though the cycleways and underpasses made this an undulating course,the Autumn colours and thro the park helped relieve the greyness! Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Excellent event . In full: My first Snowdonia, great event, do not be put off by the tough comments - there are only 2 and a half hills, though the last one goes on a bit, before the plunge downhill ! Hope to return. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Best T Shirt of the year award In full: Liked the course. Two lappers mean you know exeactly what is coming second time round. Crowd at start finish good. Bar prices cheap. Great T shirt although did run out of large. Queue at the end my only gripe. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Good race. Flat, traffic-free course. In full: Nice smallish race. Right number of people for size of paths. All contained in park, but means about 2.25 laps. Organisation somewhat poor. There were about 10 of us standing at the published (map in racepack) start line with 10 mins til start ... walked the 1km over to HQ to find the start had moved - no race official at published start to tell us ! Would run again (as it is my local). Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: So lucky with the weather! Scenery was magnificent,it was warm, the sun came out half way round and the hills were challenging! My first really hilly race and I enjoyed every minute Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: Tough, but worth the effort In full: I used this race as hill training in my marathon schedule and I don't know if I'd want to out and out race this one without an oxygen tank half way up each hill! The weather could've been better but that was out of anyone's control and there were plenty of black bin liners being handed out to anyone who needed them at the start.
The organisers did a great job and the marshals were all very supportive and happy, despite having to stand in the rain for 2 to 3 hours.
The only small gripe I've got is that I was handed a goody bag and told it contained a small t shirt, when in fact it contained a large one...oh well, I've got another night shirt. Date of review: November 8, 2004
In short: A challenging start - straight up the first of four hills, in spitting rain. Another one at mile three, and a real cracker at mile 8, only to be finished by one last summit at mile 10. All downhill to the finish. Loved every minute. Date of review: November 8, 2004