In short: A crackin' little 7miler In full: A lovely little traffic free race, well organised, not too hilly and very picturesque. Bit wet under foot after all the recent rain, so was almost a cross country run at times! Enjoyed it no end, just gotta clean the huge amount of mud off my sauconys now!
Only one gripe - parking was a nightmare, so arrive early. Date of review: November 7, 2004
In short: Acheived P.B - not so well organised In full: Great run for a potential P.B but not enough loos held the race up for 10mins and we were hanging around at the finish to collect our water. Both these delays meant we got cold! Date of review: November 7, 2004
In short: No scenery. Cycle track - continually undulating - annoying. Nevertheless enjoyed. Marshals excellent. In full: My first 1/2 marathon. Start seemed well organised - in terms of baggage and somewhere warm to wait (there was a 15 minute delay). Start itself was a bit chaotic but maybe that's normal! Fair to say that scenery was non existent - what you can expect when running through a large town I suppose. Running surface was cycle track the whole way. Trouble was that it this continually undulated (so cyclists can get through underpasses). Found this quite irritating as difficult to get a rhythm going. Nevertheless really enjoyed the experience. The marshalls were excellent - kept the cars away, easy to get hold of water, seemed to be loads of them and very encouraging. Will do it again next year I suspect. Good for beginners? Probably. I managed an average time of 8.28mpm which compares to 8.48mph in training - so must have been dragged by those better than myself.
In short: excellent cos my first time there, my first 5mile race =pb, read the info re hills and enjoy In full: I regularly /weekly run a hilly 5mile as a training run, today was v enjoyable, aiming for low 40smins, or under 40, finished in 39:18 =well pleased. I did talk to others about the hills before the race, and studies the race info, also as we crossed the A55 northwards, returning southwards led to a few 100mtr steep bit, then another few 100mtrs less steep- then a nice downhill to finish. Well done aberegele. Rob in Mold. Date of review: November 7, 2004
In short: Good well organised race on a tough course In full: Organisation was spot on. The course was hard and I think the RW description of undulating is rather conservative. It has got some steep ascents and some very rapid descents. Date of review: November 7, 2004