In short: Great race - even better than 2005 ! In full: I really enjoyed this race (again.) > Excellent organisation. > Its a great fast burn race to blow away the cobwebs. > T - shirt was even better than last year - a quality long slieve shirt.
> Rather windy at the start but the lanes hedrows keeps the wind down so not even that cold for a 2 deg C day !.
Cardif marathon and half organisers take note this race is less than 1/3 to 1/2 of your race and the t-shirt is much better quality ! my last years shirt is still surving (except for a few stains from the kids) Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Sunny and no mud this year, but sun in eyes on narrow, uneven path at 2 1/2 to 3 miles could be dangerous - some people are never satisfied! A great first race to finaly get rid of Xmas holiday cobwebs. Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: Spring outing for a pB at unique distance...can't be bad! In full: Only £7 EOD for a fast, flat, well organised 8 miler. Easy to find from the motorway, run totally on country lanes, well marshalled, friendly welcome, plenty of changing facilities (tho short on loos, scenic course, what more can you ask for. Wish I'd been a bit fitter, but can look forward to a PB at this distance next year! Even met some forumites for the first time! Date of review: January 29, 2006
In short: not professional In full: i would but ended up in first aid my partner phoned police because knew i should be back. Was told no i am not, when in fact a first aider had already asked me for my number???? So useless and so unprofessional. Date of review: January 28, 2006
In short: Great Event, with Pasta Party and lots for non-runners too In full: This is a great event. Only downside, was there was a narrow point near the start which lead to a lot of bunching and clipped ankles. Apart from that, well worth the trip North. Well Done Baxters :O) Date of review: January 27, 2006
In short: Great Event, My First, and the first for many too. Great Goodies. In full: This is set in parkland, and half is a park, and the other is in through the wide paths of the Botanical Gardens. A good, fun atmosphere, good organisation, adn lots of tents and stalls for gear and advice. Date of review: January 27, 2006
In short: and I thought I was fit.... In full: I have never expended so much energy trying to stay upright (other than after a good drink!). If my feet slid to the left, then they slid to the right. One step forward and three to the side...but don't be put off this was a great experience for a first timer at multi-terrain and I found muscles in my legs that the road running just doesn't find. Not to be put off I'll be there for round two! I have a new PB at multi- terrain to beat! Date of review: January 27, 2006
In short: Started a bit far back in the pack and took me a while to fight my way through on the narrow lane at the start but great race, really enjoyed it. Got a PB but don't think i've ever done a 12k before ! Great organisation. Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: A fast flat 4 lap course for first timers or confidence seekers In full: A fast flat 4 lap course which makes it easy to pace yourself and practice using your gels. With 3 weeks to go it's the ideal pre-London race for first timers or for anyone trying to re-gain some confidence. Supporters don't have to move and can cheer you on every lap offering all the encouragement you need. And after the race you can take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the rest of the day. Date of review: January 26, 2006
In short: A small field but organisers are very enthusistic, welcoming and appreciative of all those who participate. Prizes given to kids and adults, lovely touch. In full: Due to venue and route, can only cater for small field, but makes this all the more special. Church school organisers relaly put everything into this to make it a great race, and the prize giving is generally done after everyone has finished. You go home feeling they really do appreciate everyone turning up and partipating. Lovely atmosphere.
Only problem is parking - get there early! Date of review: January 26, 2006