In short: Challenge with a view In full: Anything but fresh on the start line having run a marathon close to Snowdon, however enjoyed the scenery and added challenges of the climbs en route. Thanks to all involved and thoroughly enjoyed the post race atmosphere & beer/food in the town! Date of review: November 17, 2014
In short: Tough but just got to do it. In full: This is one of those must do races & would recommend anyone to give it a go BUT make sure you do your BIG hill training and plenty of it. A fantastic race & great support, love the name on your race number which people kept shouting out. Date of review: November 12, 2014
In short: The scenery does the talking... In full: A beautiful 26 miles. The marathon does not require the hype and ceremony that sometimes is forced into lesser events, the amazing views come at you in with effortless glory and the whole race organisation is slick yet entirely relaxed. The marshalls deserve every plaudit they receive. Date of review: November 11, 2014
In short: What goes up ....... In full: My 80th marathon & one of the best so far. Finished in 4:03 & was pleased that I ran it all (just!). Views to die for & the weather behaved itself. Some food on route & on the finish line & rubbish bags on route would be recommended improvements. Felt embarrassed to litter on route but there was no other option. Really enjoyed the run. Date of review: October 30, 2014
In short: The greatest racing experience of my life In full: Absolutely incredible experience. Faultless organisation, a beautiful course which had everything from tough descents to breathtaking descents and a wonderful atmosphere amongst the runners. I enjoyed every step even the hill at Waunfawr at 22 miles and being outsprinted by a guy dressed as a dog at the end! This could become addictive. Date of review: October 30, 2014
In short: Just wonderful In full: After hanging up my marathon shoes 10 years ago I don't know what made me enter Snowdon but I'm so glad I did. Smooth and low-key organisation keeps race stress to a minium, and the lovely organisers, marshalls, crowds, runners and locals mean that you can really enjoy your race. A relatively small field for a marathon meant that I crossed the start line in 15 seconds and you never have to dodge other runners. Crowds are fairly minimal outside the towns but where they do exist they are noisy and fun. A special mention must go to the 'Tour de France Yorkshire'-style crowds in Beddgelert who are mental.
I had a great race - it really isn't too bad until the 22 mile and *that* hill - and the downhill finish is awesome - did my fastest 1.5 miles right at the end!
Frequent water stations, many (but not all?) with isotonic drinks and gels. There is also food at the end but I didn't quite feel like it so not sure what that was like.
Great t-shirt and memento. Overall a brilliant race, not as scary as some make out. Didn't quite get my 3:45 but it's such a fab race that for once it didn't matter. Date of review: October 30, 2014
In short: Lovely, lovely race ! In full: A magical place to run. A challenge, yes, but those views and the atmosphere make it a really memorable experience. OK, I'm biased as I've run it 19 times but I'll be back again !! Date of review: October 30, 2014
In short: My new favourite race - despite the hills! In full: Only my second marathon and my first 'SNOD'. Just a fantastic day - my love of running has gone up yet again after this race. Beautiful scenery, amazing volunteers and crowd and a wonderful challenge to overcome. Three hills - the last one being utter torture - but to be honest, I felt better at the end of this marathon than I did after London earlier this year. I'll definitely run this again. If you've ever thought about doing this race - DO IT! :) Date of review: October 30, 2014