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
In short: Fun but hilly In full: I think some of the reviews for this year's race have been a little harsh. I'm just grateful that people volunteer their time to organise events and I really enjoyed the challenging and scenic course. Given that the proceeds go to a good cause it seems unfair to moan about the quality of the medal etc. Date of review: March 7, 2006
In short: Unusual to do 10K on airfield but nice circuit In full: Loads of parking and pleanty of room to run as track is very wide all the way around. says it is flat but is very slightly undulating. Quite windy as it is very open in parts. Well worth turning up although I think the race should justify the £15 entry when others do it for much less. And finally t-shirts not medals please! Date of review: March 6, 2006