In short: great race, thanks gravy boys! In full: A great first Gravy 6 of what I hope will be many. Fab scenery, fab marshals - agree with pervious reviewer - really positive encouragement even for those of us at the back! Was a bit worried that all competitors would be of the NBLG standard- unlike myself- but am reassured. The friendliness of everyone put my mind at rest. Thanks to all the NBLG, excellent organisation. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Top race, good marshalls, bargain price! In full: A really good race. Mostly undulating/flat trail with a killer short hill with 2km to go. Well organised with marshalls that gave encouraging words at the right places. Ground under foot a bit rocky at times but I managed. Only thing missing is the medal, but for the price I ain't going to complain too much. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: Excellent race, friendly and well organised In full: Really nice race through the park, well organised and a good quality t-shirt (although too long for a woman so will be added to my nightdress collection) Very Friendly and flat. No chance of getting lost as there are so many runners you won't be left on your own. and 7K is a good distance to encourage beginners to try a race. Date of review: July 31, 2005
In short: a good small mix of club & beginners In full: This race series is a perfect introduction for beginners and allows club runners great attempts at PB's as the course is as Races lengthen from 2M to 4M over three months.
Scenery comes as standard in this part of Cardiff.
Organisation is improving all the time. (3rd year = 9 races?)
[Those looking for souvenirs (T-shirts, bottles, medals, car stickers etc, etc) should stay away. You should run for the enjoyment rather than a cheap reward as it adds to the cost of entering races!]
In short: Run it, you'll love it, and maybe wear a bridal gown too... In full: Very pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. Nice to run in my club colours for the first time and perform reasonably well. It's a quick course, and it's round my training ground too, so nice and familiar. Warm evening, deer munching away in parts of the ground and well organised and well marshalled. Great value considering the quality of the t-shirt, the effort put into the race and all for £6!! Baggage tents, maps and information galore. Absolute bargain. Shame there was no Sonia O'Sulivan to see the back of in this race, I was hoping she'd be there. Wonderfully relaxing post race atmosphere outside cricket club waiting for results with music and cheer. Good humour and definitely one to recommend and do again next year! Date of review: July 30, 2005
In short: A very nice way to spend a Friday evening In full: But why does the race always feel so hard? Its flat, nice to look at, great marshalls, lots of people to run with, friendly. It should be a walk in the park and yet every runner I spoke to always says the same! Nevertheless, cooler temperatures meant a nicer experience this year. Date of review: July 30, 2005
In short: A fabulous race! In full: A trail race in the forest with so many fallen logs it was almost like running the Grand National. It rained like billy-o making the course a tad slippery but lovely to run in after cloggy heat. We all got back covered in mud with smiley faces (a good sign) but very undulating making for a very slow time so not for those who only like road running with PB potential Date of review: July 29, 2005
In short: This kind of soaking should be obligatory treatment for stress In full: Lack of showers or signs designating 'Gents'/'Ladies', and rather crowded club room/bar, but a nice race and great fun to hear the rain hammering on the forest. Date of review: July 29, 2005
In short: fine for first timers pb potential limited due to bottle neck near start and the number of twists and turns also some of the paths get very congested near the begining Date of review: July 29, 2005