In short: Still too hot but great race and fun for all family, no medal? In full: Earlier start would be better and more water at the end! Cups instead of bottles on the course and bottles at end would be better way round otherwise organised tip top you dont get much better than Llanelli 10k, apart from the 1/2 marathon same place!!Well done see you next year, praying for rain! Date of review: June 30, 2006
In short: One or two minor point for improvement but as races go and I have run many and organised a few the Llanelli 10k was top class. In full: One or two minor point for improvement but as races go and I have run many and organised a few the Llanelli 10k was top class.
PLUS POINTS Superb organisation, Excellent value for money with lots of free goodies and mementos, Event kept to schedule, Beautiful scenery along the coastline, Excellent support from the marshals, Bottles of water in place of flimsy useless cups, Good race for the novice and regular runner, Reasonably flat course with bouncy tarmac so dependent on weather a PB is possible, Course is traffic free, Quick turn-round of results Good prizes for the adults and kids, Kiddies races a great plus, Good, friendly atmosphere suitable for families, Great Facilities and good entertainment for the kids, Good high profile from first aid support, Event in support of well known charity, Lots of information about the event available from their website.
POINTS to IMPROOVE - all minor It would have been nice to have seen the starter and PA person, - perhaps a raised platform required, also instruction at start not quite loud enough, More warning or wheelchair athlete on course, Runners to keep on one side all way around course - logically in this event, on the right hand side, Smoother turn around points required – use of additional cones to solve, Smarter distribution of water and t-shirts at end, Event officials to be more easily identified.
In general the event really spoiled us compared to others and I am sure that all points for improvement will be in place for next year.
In short: good day, a few tweaks here and there needed In full: Lovely scenery, bit hot and I struggled with that... perhaps an earlier start. Also crossing of runners at some point a bit tricky but not impossible... also struggled with the bottles on course, would have preferred a cup, not so much waste and most definately more water at the end, did not need a long wait to get water when feeling so hot. Sounds all negative, but it's not... all in all great race, with loads to do for a family day out. Date of review: June 30, 2006
In short: NIce and Scenic In full: Each year it gets better plenty of Toilets,But an early start would be great for the 10k main race .beautiful Scenary plenty of parking spots a family day out with the kiddies races before hand. I keep coming back and next year will be no exception. Date of review: June 29, 2006
In short: The event with a major feel good factor In full: The organisers deserve tons & tons of praise. This has got to be one of the best events around; the organisers have really created something special not just for the runners but also for their families.
The kids were well entertained (mainly for free) they even had free drawings made of them which we will frame and show with pride and as a great memory of the day.
Other races please note there is a lot to be learned from the Llanelli 10k.
In short: A well organised and fun event with nice touches. In full: I thought I'd do this race as it coincided with a choir practise that I was travelling down from Oxfordshire for. I'm glad I entered it because it was a great event. There were plenty of toilets and hardly any queues and we even had chip timing. It was also fun to watch the children's events. Stars of the future.
Overall, well worth the trip down the M4 Date of review: June 28, 2006