In short: very enjoyable and scenic race In full: Was my first 20 mile race and I really enjoyed it. the marshalls were great and the scenery was lovely. Will definitely do this one again Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: I survived! In full: Half way round I thought 'what the f****** h*** am I doing this for? When I could be in a nice warm bed!' I was vowing never ever to be so stupid again as to do this race. But then I managed to finish! I'll be back, enjoyed the day, friendly marshalls, although they did tell one or two lies (you know who you are!). Thank you Pewsey. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Excellent, one of the best, well done to the organisers In full: I have been running for over 20 years and have entered hundreds of races, the Llanelli Half Marathon scores 20/10 and is one of the best races I have had the pleasure participate in. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Great course, hard incline for first 2-3m: friendly marshalls: great goody bag (for once a decent quality tee shirt that might last!); very well organised for such a big event; brilliantly signposted from town Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: No hills at al so definitey a pb chance that way but most way is aong the coast and being in march there is usualy some wind that can knock off the pb. It is well organized and the marshalls did a good job. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Hills weren't that bad. In full: A great race. I didn't think that the big hill (twice) was that bad compared to the Tadworth 10 and Perch on Epsom downs. Got a new PB. Some of the turns quite harsh on my sore ankle though. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: a run of two halves, both equally good In full: This is a great training run for upcoming marathons. I am concentrating on starting fairly slowly and speeding up, with the first 6 miles being undulating thi was just what the doctor ordered. A fast second half to the race is a great confidence boost. And I got a pb! Second year and just as good. Will be back next year. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Highlight of the year so far. In full: 13/23/25 mile versions if you can read a map and follow directions, longer if you are as inept as me.
As long as you don't take the race too seriously and accept that you will probably take a wrong turning or two, then it is a fantastic race mainly on footpaths, disused railway lines and canal towpaths.
I saw a lot of Cambridge that I didn't know existed Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Fantastic - Well organised, brilliantly marshalled - the best race I've done in years In full: Well done to the organisers and the marshalling team. Everything about this event was spot on. It was a little windy but to be expected on a coastal route. The small field in no way spoiled the atmosphere and I am sure that this event will eventually attract very large numbers of participants. It is pitched perfectly for on the training calendar for the London Marathon.
They have a great venue in Llanelli with the miles of traffic free cycle track and the scenery is stunning.
The bottled water was a good idea but they should consider using 250ml instead of the 500ml bottles that were given out.
Nice to have a meal provided at the end of the race I needed it; and the free massage certainly helped me recover. The meal voucher, massage, the t-shirt and all that the event offered provided good value for money and being a race organiser myself I could see that there was excellent attention to detail. Even having toilets on-route was a sign of the high standards set – (many of the bigger city events do not cater to this level).
The support given by the marshals the teams of St John Ambulance volunteers dotted around the course made it feel like a much bigger occasion – thank you.
I will certainly be recommending the Llanelli Half Marathon to all my running colleagues and I look forward to returning in 2007 Date of review: March 7, 2006