In short: Beautiful scenery made the day for me although on a rainy day the hills could have spoilt it. Needs to have road closures and more pre-race information (website, printed sheets etc). Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Cracking In full: Thank you to the organisers for this fantastic series. Not as tough as the January G3, but the weather made up for it by being somewhat colder! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Beautiful scenery and a challenging course made up for the problems with the organisation. In full: Got the impression that the organisers were overwhelmed by the number of runners - some portaloos will be needed for next year. Average stewarding and medal, no goody bag but despite that i loved the tough hills and scenery of the run - a very welcome break from FLM training. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Very well organised race. In full: A good course, good marshalling and plenty of drinks stations. If only they could sort out those hills (surely they get steeper on the second lap??) I'm not sure why they had chip timing with no mats at the start. Overall a very good way to get those 20 mile runs in. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: good hill practice! In full: a beautiful day for it and I did a pb so can’t complain. The hill were certainly bigger than I expected and I thought 5 miles to the first water station was quite a slog. Difficult for the marshals with no roads closed but I thought they did a good job. Long queues for the toilets where a slight problem but I have been at worse. Worth getting a few portaloos next year, especially if this event gets any bigger.
In short: A very rewarding race In full: My first real off road race. Very friendly and well organised race but difficult to pace due to the terrain and conditions underfoot. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Well organised, tough course In full: Thanks to Herne Hill Harriers for a very well organised race with a friendly atmosphere. Course well makrked and marshalled. Can't really grumble about people being on the course - it's a park after all and at least it was traffic-free! Tough hills. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Beautiful coastline, sunny skies, a little wind, and some confused looking pedestrians, but a great day all round. In full: The organization of this was really good. I especially appreciated the high visibility directions toward parking. This was my first attempt at a distance longer than 13 miles, so really appreciated all the encouragement from marshalls and fellow runners alike. That last steep hill up from the water around mile 16 just about killed me, and the bit where we running beside that shipyard with all the freight containers was really dusty and smelled of diesel fuel, but apart from that the course was a pleasure. The Gymnasium where we all met pre/post race was really cold. It made me really thankful that there was a hot cup of tea available. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Marshall's didn't encourage much - weird finish set up, only parked cars to cheer you on! In full: Marshall's at about 5miles at a road crossing tried to suggest to the runners that we should stop while he let cars through. Obviously nobody really did and he then screamed at us to get off the road! Kind of strange! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Traffic free & flat = good, wind = bad. Friendly Marshals. Overall 9/10 In full: Windy 3 miles going out and coming back, but how good were the 9 miles when the wind was behind you! The millennium costal path was a great route; I'm not sure how it will handle larger crowds in future years.
Well organised and friendly. I would have liked a medal though, but them I'm a bit like muttley from Wacky Races. Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: About as much fun as 20 miles is ever going to be! In full: I found the new coastal route a little tougher than the old cabbage field one but much more scenic. This was a good distraction from the pain of 20 miles of running! Organisation was very good and many thanks to the cheery marshalls who were out there for hours waiting for the plodders like me to get home! Date of review: March 6, 2006
In short: Very enjoyable and well organised for a brand new event In full: Fantastic views of the Gower Peninsula (not that I'm biased!)Great inaugural event - super marshalls, very encouraging especially at the windy bits of the course! Only down side was finding Llanelli leisure centre which will not be able to support a much larger field, although great to have a decent shower straight afterwards. However, if the organisers do wish to cater for up to a 1000 runners in future they'll have to rethink the start and use the big car park opposite Coleg Sir Gar. Date of review: March 6, 2006