In short: Scenic, friendly, challenging but very rewarding In full: First marathon for both me and the misses. Loved every minute of it (apart from the lead up to the start). Hills are long and weather was challenging (just like good old Cumbria really) but just added to the feeling of achievement when you finish. Thanks to all the supporters and marshalls around the route, who must have been freezing, but didn't let it detract from their enthusiasm. We'll be back! Date of review: November 7, 2009
In short: its what running is all about In full: this race may not have the glittz & glam of the London funrun. What you get for your money is a challenging race, in stunning scenery that is constantly changing, in a very freindly atmosthere and suported by appretiateve and informative crowd.
You want to say you've done a mara? then do London
In short: Tough. Made harder with the weather. Brilliant day In full: Stunning Race. Would like to do this again at some point. Be more prepared for Waun Fawr. Would also walk to the start or be dropped at Nant Peris as little point in going to Llanberis as I had already registered. Date of review: November 3, 2009
In short: A great first marathon - tough but great support and wonderful course. In full: Very well organised - some hicthes with buses - better communication would have helped. Excellent marshalling and drink stations. Enthusiastic support. If you're after a challenge, this is one for you. Date of review: November 1, 2009
In short: Another fantastic race In full: Well done to all involved. My third in a row and it won't be my last. Good organisation again - braving the elements at the start is par for the course. Shame about the power cut! Diolch yn fawr. Date of review: October 31, 2009
In short: It may well be classed as the most difficult in Europe, however it must at the same time be the most enjoyable. In full: As I set a PB, 8 mins faster than London in April, I really enjoyed the day despite the uphills, downhills, mud, rain and wind, even before I worked out how well my pace was going. When I saw everyone else walking up the path out of Waunfawr, I made a point of running, which to some would have looked more like a shuffle! I would certainly do it again and recommend it to others without hesitation. Date of review: October 31, 2009
In short: Brilliant - can't wait till next year In full: I've done this race 3 times now and it's always brilliant. The buses to the start are the only niggle, everything else is top notch and this year's energy bars at the feeding stations were a big improvement on previous offerings. The free caffeine gel got me up that last big hill! Date of review: October 31, 2009