In short: Lots of downhill but miles 5-8 tough. Lovley mountain views. In full: Not traffic free but virtually no cars for most of it. Flat in so far as it can be in Brecon. Excellent provision of water stations and squash at the end. T-Shirt is very nice. Friendly popular race with start and finish on local athletic start. Even the Mayor to start it. Bring the family and do some touristy things after. Date of review: August 7, 2005
In short: Exc race and a sunny day! In full: Couple of nice hills but not too bad, well marshalled and a nice setting...lots of water too. Great finish in the sports field. Date of review: August 7, 2005
In short: Great Race Series In full: These notes are for the 2005 Series: I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole series, everyone is very friendly, the marshalls are superb, the drinks stations and sponge station is always well equiped to cope, excellent course for a PB, and the medals are good aswell. Well done keep it up and I will be back for next year. Date of review: August 7, 2005
In short: Fantastic fun in a beautiful setting, great atmosphere, In full: My first log jog and had the time of my life. Lots of ups and downs that at one point it was like being on the snails at Joyland in Gt Yarmouth! Brilliant fun and loads of support from the marshalls and runners who had completed the race. Will be back next year! Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: Excellent race, friendly bunch In full: This was my 2nd log jog and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely evening but lots of midgies at the finish line. A couple of challenging inclines. Encouraging and friendly marshalls. Nice T-shirt which fits. Roll on next year. Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: 7/10 for organisation In full: Brilliant route, good orginaisation....however! A good mate of mine tore his achilles tendon on the "big" hill between 5 and 6 k mark (should have warmed up!) and despite my informing, the water station and the next marshalling point, once i finished i found that the message had not been relayed and no one, including the medics knew where he was. The race organiser drove round to pick him up and he was taken to cheltenham general. Maybe next year the marshalls need some form of communication. Brilliant atmosphere though and at last i managed to get past and beat my mate!!!!! Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: A bit of a challenge but still great fun! In full: A very different race - interesting to be in a long "train" of runners along the wibbly wobbly sections, ready for a bit of overtaking (or being overtaken :) when it opens out. It's not wholly flat, but the atmosphere seems to be "and who's rushing anyway?" Loads of marshals and excellent signage means no fear of getting lost in the forest, and the fabulous friendly atmosphere means you'll be back for another go next year. Cool sunset too ;) Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: A race that shows real promise In full: It was a very hot day and along some of the windless parts of the race it was very hard work. This was the first time this race was organised and for a first time it was a good start. Plenty of drinks stations.
This is really a very fast course, along the coast and around a park and a housing estate. It has real PB potential if its not too windy.
There is no free parking but if you get there earlier enough you can park down some of the residential streets for free.
I run along this route 2 times a week and it really is very scenic. Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: My first 5 miler and it was brilliant!! In full: There was nothing too challenging and it suited a first timer like me. The marshalls were friendly and encouraging. It seemed well organised and the hilly bits were not too bad!! Plus you got a good t shirt memento and lots of applause when you crossed the finish line!! Its got the feel good fun factor!! Date of review: August 6, 2005
In short: Good nearly flat race, good for PB, so-so for beginners In full: Race was good, and as the course was almost flat (there's only one slight uphill bit, and that's nothing special) there's plenty of potential for personal bests - but this means everyone's going flat out, bit intimidating for those new to running. But if you don't mind people lapping you, definitely worth the time. Date of review: August 5, 2005
In short: Excellent, 'nuff said! In full: Great event, even the organisers recognised me from the runnersworld forums and made a point of saying hello! Definate PB course and everyone is dead friendly. This was my first time at this race, i will be doing the whole series next year without fail. Date of review: August 5, 2005
In short: my first fell race, enjoyed it and a good learning experience! In full: After the first climbs when at the top I struggled big style. But then got second wind and managed to put in a pretty fast last 1.5-2 miles. Date of review: August 5, 2005
In short: Great first race in the 5 day "Tour of Fife" In full: This race is ran over the West Sands, St.Andrews, which was the location for the opening scenes of Chariots of Fire. Date of review: August 5, 2005
In short: Fab race, and i'm sure they've flattened the hills since last year!! In full: Pewsey always put on great races - lovely views, great organisation and good atmosphere. The fact Pewsey is set amongst the hills just makes it challenging. Not a PB course (unless it's your first at that distance!) but defintely worth the effort. Shame there wasn't the usual tea/coffee & cakes to buy after though.... Date of review: August 4, 2005