In short: A great race that gets better every year. In full: This is a fantastic event to take part in, Conwy and Llandudno are beautiful places and the route really shows them off well. I've done this race nearly every year since 2009 and it has got bigger and better each time.
Other people have mentioned the water...it is not great tbh, shallow pots with a foil lid, just doesn't work, never has never will, at the first water station the guys were trying to puncture the lids for the runners but later on, trying to peel back a foil on a shallow pot, on the run, not ideal.
The other point is the difference between committed volunteer marshalls and paid security staff...groups of two or three guys huddling together ignoring the runners isn't good. In a race I want clear directions from the marshalls, it's what I do for nothing when I am marshalling, if you're getting paid, you could make an effort. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Brilliant race, beautiful scenery. In full: This is the second time I have done this race (having previously done it in 2011), the course is challenging, with a fair amount of climbing alongside the Great Orme. The scenery on the climb is stunning though, and the castle finish is pretty good too. Definitely recommended. Date of review: November 24, 2013
In full: first time i have done it and loved it. Its not a beast but dont think that it has pb potential unless you never do a flatty. The announcer speaking welsh (how many of the welsh understand it!) gave the event a Gavin and Stacey feel!But this did give a certain uniqueness to the event! Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: Best Half of the Year bar None In full: Best race of the year, once again perfect weather. Tough as old boots as ever, The Orme and the sand make it a slog, but will book again next year for our annual pre Chrimbo pilgrimage to the Motherland
In full: Great race today in perfect conditions. Never done this one before if it's windy I can imagine the great orme being a real struggle. I don't think the great orme was too difficult except for maybe the last bit, but the run down gives you chance to make some time back.
My only gripes are: 1) no where near enough toilets at start 2) hate water out of those little cups with foil on 3) medal crap, and no goody bag Date of review: November 24, 2013
In short: A nice Half Marathon In full: A good race again this year, well organised. However,no goody bag at the end? All that was on offer at the end was a bottle of Lucozade or water! The biscuit box was a nice touch last year. I was seriously low on energy levels at the end and something to eat would have been good! For the price, a goody bag should be included. I also don't think the medals are as good a quality as the ones given out in years gone by!I enjoyed this race though and the Great Orme was as brutal as ever! Date of review: November 24, 2013