In short: A great half marathon in a lovely setting. In full: The potential for a PB at Vyrnwy is very good, however, the course is not as flat as some people make it out to be - much of the first mile is up a pretty significant hill and there is another long 3% drag between 6 and 8 miles. Nonetheless, a fantastic half marathon at a great venue. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: they ran out of medals???? In full: seemed to run out of medals for the slower runners. one of our group did a fantastic 2.13 which was a brilliant achievement for her. she thought that only the fastest got medals. say a lot of upset runners at the back. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Yet again a great day out..Wasn't feeling 100% and did make hard work of this one, but it's a great run. I hope it can survive the problems that killed off the marathon. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Excellent half for first timers In full: This was an excellent race for my first half marathon, incredibly friendly people, lots of loos, gorgeous scenery. If only my atomach hadn't cramped at mile 8, might have been due ti slight uphill didn';t really feel it. Very flat, although I found it tougher than my previous 13 milers, that was probably due to running slightly faster!!! Great race, pretty medal and enough things to keep spectators entertained. Ill be there next year!!! Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: With most miles downhill this is an excellent first half. In full: Trees, the lake, waterfalls and shade most of the way made this a great run and one I will definately be coming back to next year.
My only gripe is with runners who discard plastic waer bottles down the slopes to the lake - they weigh virtually nothing empty so carry them with you and leave them at the next water station. Date of review: September 12, 2005
In short: Good PB potential In full: ...but beginners watch the first mile as it's all uphill (bonus is that the last mile is mainly downhill,but by then my knees were shot !).Personally could have done with an extra water station out on the course at around mile 12,and it's a bit narrow in places to try and pass people who insist on running 6 abreast.Apart from that it's a great day out - well done to all who finished and are sat at home polishing their medals ! Date of review: September 12, 2005