In short: Great Race, super organisation, fab sweat shirt and a cheese sandwich that Gordan Ramsey would be pround off! In full: A really good preparation for the FLM, the hills make it a good hard run. Very pleased as I managed to get a PB even though the final mile was so tough! Well done all the marshalls, super job!! A lot of other bigger races could well do with taking a leave out of this race. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Very well organised. Airport course. Medel and goody bag excellent. In full: Im slightly biased as i managed a PB, all of 5 seconds. The wind was a bit strong as its an airport circuit. It was really good to have a water station half way (A lifesaver!). A sign post at the main road would have been usefull in driving to the race. Im sure i heard the anouncer say the temp was -5 including wind chill. There were not very many spectators so the atmosphere was a bit subdued. I only managed to get a race number at the last minute as the race deadline was extended. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Great race good support In full: A few more bands around the course would be nice, especially on the last 3 miles which are a bit painfull around the park again. Overall though good organisation-maybe the 10K organisers could take a leaf out of this book? Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: really enjoyed myself today,good course with brilliant support from the local spread throughout the whole course,varied course,flat with a few hills,excellent and regular water stops,good organisation,not keen on a two lap course though,thanks bath! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Very impressive In full: Runner's village was great, well organised race, nice flat course, sunny day and a Mars Bar! Shame about the missing mile markers (or maybe I just missed them!) Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Good race, great route and smooth organisation. In full: My only complaint is the lack of carparking near the event, I like to take my disabled son to events and it can be hard work sometimes.
Other than that I had a fabulous day, the sun undoubtedly helped!!
Good organisation and excellent facilities make this a fantastic event (having said that more toilets would have been nice). But who can fault the big tent, the masseurs, the warm up lady and great PA encouraging everyone to welcome the finishers.
The marshalls deserve a special mention, well done to all, thanks for all the encouragement but it still didn't help towards a PB, 3 minutes away!!
In short: great day out, done Liverpool proud In full: transport to the race by the buses was great,changing tents were a bonus.the start was very good with most people at their correct starting point.marshalls with very helpful and pleasant.crowd were great and very up lifting.Big problem with the baggage tents(some people were waiting over 30 mins.Also even bigger problem with the buses going back to the car park,took over a hour.Be back next year Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Well organised, lovely flat course, achieved a PB In full: Weather was superb (in fact a little too hot!) - no pleasing some people! Organisation was excellent, loads of marshals. Thought that there could have been more water stations in view of the weather. Nice touch re toilet at 9 miles, but it would have been nice to have had more than 1. Fantastic medal. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: First HM ever for me (& my partner). Enjoyed the day, quite well organised, very lucky with the weather (it could've been bitter without the sunshine). In full: Nice gently undulating course, reasonably well signposted although mile markers 3,4 & 9 were missed by many! Decent medal but could do with a goodie bag for 15 quid. If you're in the market for a HM at this time of year you could worse than this event. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: lovely race with no cars or pavements in site. In full: I loved this race. It was my first 1/2 marathon and was a real joy. the weather made it perfect with blue skies and sunshine putting a spring in my step. The toilets should have been signposted as we were queing for 1/2 hour for one toilet and the HQ was not signposted and took some finding. But the race itself was well organised and the marshalls were friendly and efficient. Thanks to all involved. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Found it tougher than last year even though i did it a minute faster In full: Struggled from the start this year took me quite a while to get going.I think i was concentrating on a faster time rather than enjoying myself.Its still a fast course and i will get under 1 45 one day maybe i need to do more hill work.I wish they'd flatten parliment street well done to all! Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Good race but terrible organisation. In full: The actual race was good, fun fast and helped a me achieve a PB. However, the buses from New Quay car park got less and less as you got nearer race time. ( thats after finding it..better instructions are needed in the magazine) The worse part though was the massive waiting times after the race. Firstly, queueing to have the chip removed? Whats all that about? Every other race I have done you remove it yourself and drop it in a bin..far quicker. Then the collection for bags! Complete nightmare! Over 30 minute wait in a cold park..sweating from the race and getting colder and colder by the minute....knowing a warm jumper and coat were just yards away...and finally the worst part was the queue for the buses back. Another MASSIVE queue and the odd bus arriving now and again. I reckon the queue was at least in the hundreds..if not more. It took me an hour and a half from finishing the race to getting back to the car! This can be a great race through a great city, but someone needs to sort out the problems I mentioned here. Date of review: March 19, 2006
In short: Superb tune up for the big one next month but wow, was it cold! In full: I always enjoy this race, the course is extremely fast, the only slower section being from about 3 to 6 and a half miles, and the organisation is spot on which you would expect from the london marathon people. Nice to get a medal and t-shirt. The only minor complaint would be that for the number of spectators on the course there wasn't much atmosphere, maybe it was too cold to clap! Did anyone else notice how the wind always seemed to be in your face too! Date of review: March 19, 2006