In short: My first marathon and well worth all the training! Kept it steady all the way and managed to run the final hill - the descent is the real challange...ouch! Happy with 4hrs 23 mins. Definitely do it again, just hope the weather is as good next time. Date of review: November 4, 2006
In short: Superb scenery, perfect weather and a couple of wee hills. In full: My 12th marathon and just sneaks ahead of Loch Ness as my favourite. Awesome run,first 4 miles was a good warm up for what was to come at 21.5! My first time at Snowdonia, will definately be back next year. Well done to the brave souls who ran Beachy Head, Snowdonia and Dublin. Date of review: November 4, 2006
In short: Worth the pain for the views! stacks of drinks and cheery marshalls In full: A half built Sports hall is not really a welcoming venue, but folk did their best for us. Amenities sparse/spartan or lacking altogether, but hot drinks at finish most welcome. Date of review: November 3, 2006
In short: Definitely one to put in your diary for next year In full: My second year and I will do it again. This is one you have to do as the scenery is awesome and you get a free post race massage! Also, it's not that bad apart from the last hill but it is runable. I got 3.03 this year will break 3 next year I hope... Date of review: November 1, 2006
In short: Awesome! In full: A fantastically well organised event with breathtaking beauty. Put in the correct training and its not so tough, skimp on training and you'll suffer for days! My second marathon and completed in 3hrs 54m (23 mins faster than my first marathon at Stratford upon Avon) Date of review: November 1, 2006
In short: The most perfect course, except for that hill near the end In full: This was the second time i ran this, normally i the weather can be bad but on Sunday it was perfect, the scenery around the course gave you goosebumps, i only wish i had taken a camera. Its not a big race in terms of runners, but just enough so you dont feel isolated. The spectators are quite thin on the ground, but when you do come across them they really make you feel special.
I dont really mind that hill near the end, it certainly makes a talking point after the race.
WELL DONE TO THE ORGANISERS AND THE PEOPLE OF NORTH WALES, i will be back. Date of review: November 1, 2006