In short: Good course, very well organised, excellent, friendly and lots of encouraging marshals In full: "race" improving every year, good course, through the town, with plenty of support. Much better at 10am rather than 08:30 Well organised "like clockwork", results and photos on the website before I got home - very immpressive Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Nice atmosphere In full: The start was confusing people stopping after short way after crossing the line and getting to the inflatable !!! Same comment on the finish badly defined. Marshalling terrific, good atmosphere,. Gtreat looking medal not too bad t-shirt a bottle of water finished off the goody bag with some literature, as always, bag marked for flora half marathon little cheap for the entry fee!! Moreinfo on car parks would have helped lots using ncp multistory when one next to the start was nearly empty. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Once again - EXCELLENT organisation - all involved deserve thanks and praise In full: A wonderful route - excellent markers - friendly and helpful marhsalls - a goody bag I have yet to find the better of. What more can you ask ? Will I do it again - YES, YES, YES Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Cracking race through great scenery with a superb bunch of runners In full: What an enjoyable race! It was a great route, well marshalled throughout and resulted in a PB. Probably my most enjoyable race of the year. If only there could have been a bit more support from local residents it would have been even better still.
See you all next year. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Superb PB Potential but the organisers need to sort one or two things out. In full: Well I went there today to run a PB and I did which is great however....All of my issues with todays race are mentioned below but I will put them down. Confusing finish, very thin start, 'goody bag' area not marked clearly and a bit away from the finish, poor goody bag for the entry fee and a bit pricey for 10k. Sort these things and there is a cracking race for runners. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: well worth a go. In full: well organised event and very well marshalled . scenic route thru country lanes with the aptly named "sting " at around the 12 mile mark.will be back next year. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Great scenery and easy course, good for PB's In full: Well organised, better start and finish positions this year. Not too large and yet good spectator and atmosphere. Would recommend!! Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: My first Half-marathon and I absolutely loved it. In full: Really interesting course, the miles flew by. Good on the legs not having to run it all on the road and loved the hill - was my best bit and gave a focus for the whole run. Will definately be back next year esp. since the organisers have promised to sort out the loo situation. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: A nice flat Cardiff intro. In full: This year was better that last: Water in better size bottles. Lucozade in soft pack. Start nice and smooth. Only problem was getting from the finish line to the medals. I had decided to not run any more Half Marathons but after that one I think I will. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Good course, shame that two loops means you face the lonely road to the bay twice. In full: Thoroughly enjoyable, good support, organisation at beginning and end. Could think about setting the marathoners off prior to the half-marathon next year, as faster marathoners hit back end of half marathon on first loop. Also notable reduction of support for marathon second time round...especially in town centre. Would have been better had the crowds been there for the full marathon...but can't complain too much Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Loved it! The event ran like clockwork so as a runner it was stress free. Great warm up & course. The goody bag was excellent and I only missed mile 5 marker so no real probs. Many thanks to the organisers & supporters A++++++ Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: Great capital city marathon the fastest course out of London, belfast, Edinburgh, Isle of Man In full: Cardiff was the last leg of the 5 British capitals for me,has anyone else done them in a year?Very fast course two laps but never dull, pure oxygen in a 5 mile stretch of parkland.The stadium inspires.You see it from differant directions and the last lap is a must. Well organised it will only get a lot bigger. Date of review: October 9, 2005
In short: A nice, flat course through some interesting parts of Pompey. Great for first-timers. The start was a bit congested though. In full: I really enjoyed today's run - the glorious weather certainly helped! Travel arrangements appeared to be well organised, though having my parents living only a 10-minute stroll from the start was obviously a bit of a bonus for me!
I've only done the Great West Run before today's event, and I found the Great South much more pleasant and easier.
Being very flat, I was hoping for a slightly better time than I actually achieved (1h 21m), but I blame part of this on a very slow first couple of miles due to congestion.
Also, I agree that some of the mile markers were very difficult to spot.
Overall though, I loved it and will definately be back (faster?!) next year.