In short: Challenging and fantastic scenery In full: The toughest race I've ever done but probably the most satisfying. My first marathon and I've never experienced anything like the uphill at Waunfawr. Brilliant Date of review: October 28, 2008
In short: Best marathon, great experience In full: This marathon was even better than i thought it would be,The weather was bad but you do expect that in the hills in the end of october,It just added a bit more of a challenge on the day.The marshalls,helpers and supporters deserve a lot of thanks for braving that weather at least we could keep running to stay warm.I Will definitely be back to do this again. Date of review: October 28, 2008
In short: BRILL RACE ! In full: SUPERB SUPPORT & MARSHALS, LOVELY TO SEE THEM SO ENTHUSIASTIC WITH THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE SHOWERS SIGNPOSTED, IF ANYBODY KNEW WHERE THEY WERE. Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: What a race In full: Bit concerned as this was my first marathon and i'm pretty sure i'll never find a another to top it! This was the the toughest experience of my life in what was physicaly and mentally testing to put it mildly! The spectators and marshalls were different class in what was pretty atrocious weather conditions! Will certainly be back for more next year and hopefully manage to run all the way up the last and never ending hill! Feel quietly proud just to have completed it! Oh yeh, never tasted tea and cookies so good in all my life! What a buzz!!! Date of review: October 27, 2008
In short: Cracking race this year! In full: Really thought it might be cancelled but so so chuffed it went ahead! My 4th Snowdonia. Experienced this race in full glory of sun and calm in contrast to this years wet n wild affair and no matter the conditions the race is fantastic and I even managed a course PB by 9 minutes doing 3.32.
I was in awe at the support from people even in the remotest and wildest of spots stood on top of hills cheering us on, drenched to the bone and no doubt freezing, maximum respect!
In fairness to the organisers in response to the critiscisms about lack of facilities/ organisation, the weather impinged on options here as well as normally they'd have tents/ areas erected for baggage in addition to tea and bickies and changing facilities.
Anyone thinking of doing this ...in the words of that well known sports co... Just do it! You never know you might just hit lucky with the weather but even if it blows and rains like this year you won't regret one step!
The tougher the conditions the greater the achievement, well done to all who toughed it out this year! Date of review: October 27, 2008