In short: Fun, Enjoyable run. In full: Liked the wider start this year - avoided the first corner crush - but also missed the usual finish in the stadium. Chip to chip timing would be a significant improvement. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: A great PB course In full: Lots of issues addressed lack of toilets seemed to upset people .I am sure this will be sorted out for next year a very scenic course and a faster course than Swansea in my opinion.A great day out for the whole family and great to see the race started on time and plenty of water. Date of review: September 9, 2005
In short: An excellent day again compromised by the failure to learn from the past. Sad. In full: 1. Loo's pitiful 2. Water stations - on a hot day - pitiful. 3. Key rings pitiful. 4. Greed of Millenium Stadium - pitiful. 5. Water squandered & impossible to open for many. 6. Non chip start - totally frustrating. So looking forward to the Great Runs North & South where the organisation is exemplary. Date of review: September 7, 2005
In short: Very enjoyable Sunday morning gallop/plod In full: A PB for me but then again it was my first 10K my only real gripe was the key ring which was poor. I really enjoyed running it and it comes a close second to a morning in the pub! Date of review: September 7, 2005
In short: Flat course part road, part parkland in the centre of Cardiff. Good atmosphere. In full: Been running for a few years now over 10K to half-mara distances, but first time to do an organised event. Was very well organised and good-natured as the event is well established.
I guess in a privileged position that any time would be a PB, but the course is flat and good terrain and so a PB isnt out of the question.
I'd do it again and would like to use it as a baseline to go for longer distance organised events. Date of review: September 6, 2005
In short: Flat course, some nice parkland, nice atmosphere In full: The three laps gave the early stages a very repetitive feel but were good for the spectators and hence boosted the atmosphere. No real gripes with the organisation - there weren't loads of toilets, but then queuing for 6 minutes at about 10.05 wasn't THAT bad. Nice to see that the controversial water bottles were Welsh mineral water!
Don't quite understand why gun-to-chip was used rather than chip-to-chip. The souvenir keyring was rather bemusing. Date of review: September 6, 2005
In short: Flat and fast, but needs more toilets, and properly chip timing. In full: Overall a very enjoyable race, with excellent potential for a PB. Easy to get to and easy to park. The course twists and turns a lot in the first five/six KM but that does mean there is plenty of support for much of the race.
On the flipside, the toilets were far too few in number, the chip timing was gun-to-finish (without even a halfway checkpoint) which to me seems completely pointless. Why spend that amount of money on using chips to not use them properly.
The worst bit though has to be charging £1.50 for bag holding. What's that all about? As if the entry fee wasn't steep enough anyway.
Luckily the pros just outweigh the cons in my book. Date of review: September 6, 2005