In short: Marshall's didn't encourage much - weird finish set up, only parked cars to cheer you on! In full: Marshall's at about 5miles at a road crossing tried to suggest to the runners that we should stop while he let cars through. Obviously nobody really did and he then screamed at us to get off the road! Kind of strange! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Traffic free & flat = good, wind = bad. Friendly Marshals. Overall 9/10 In full: Windy 3 miles going out and coming back, but how good were the 9 miles when the wind was behind you! The millennium costal path was a great route; I'm not sure how it will handle larger crowds in future years.
Well organised and friendly. I would have liked a medal though, but them I'm a bit like muttley from Wacky Races. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: About as much fun as 20 miles is ever going to be! In full: I found the new coastal route a little tougher than the old cabbage field one but much more scenic. This was a good distraction from the pain of 20 miles of running! Organisation was very good and many thanks to the cheery marshalls who were out there for hours waiting for the plodders like me to get home! Date of review: March 6, 2006
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