In short: A great first time effort. In full: The Lions did a very good job in taking on the proverbial hot potato that is the Brecon 10 when no one else wanted to touch it. It was a great first attempt plenty of marshals well manned water stations and great large sized cups at the end of the race. There was an increase in the number of water stations, I counted four this year which is always welcome as it is normally hot especially up Troed-y-rharn! Just one minor point why stick a water station half way up a hill when runners are gasping for breath never mind being able to take water onboard?
Well organised but just lacked a certain something. It wasn't very well publicised I have spoken to lots of local people who would have ran it normally but were unaware it was on.
The stadium announcer at the track had no prior knowledge of running he was unaware of the local Brecon AC vests and local runners.
The results were not on website, infact last years results aren't even on there. And no write up in the local rag the B&R.
Well done Brecon Lions for taking on the Brecon 10 and hopefully long may it continue!
Fast first half then a few hills. Beware going off too fast in this one.
Lots of marshalls, perfectly placed, none missing and they were all doing a fine job. Someone else said amongst other comments criticizing the marshalls "very few words of encouragement or even clapping". Do you really need to be clapped as you pass ? Surely not !
Only thing that could be done is get the website sorted earlier in the year and get the on-line results up asap.
In short: Nice scenery, enjoyable day, good time had by all! In full: This was my second attempt at this race, and I was really pleased to take some time of lasts years effort. Organisation on the day was good, but the Lions need to visit this website and answer the queries raised if we're to see it rise to the entry numbers of previous years. I hope the success on the day will encourage them to do so. Date of review: August 4, 2009
In short: I'd forgotten how tough the second half is! In full: This is the third time I've done this race and it was great, finally, to break 70 minutes. A good course in stunning scenery - I'll admit to underestimating the hills on the way back to Brecon.
Unlike other comments on here, however, I was very disappointed in the marshalling. Clearly the majority were not runners as they stood mutely watching us run past - very few words of encouragement or even clapping.
There were a number of places where I felt marshals were missing - junctions and places where the field switched sides of the road.
Hopefully the organisers will visit this site and take heed of the feedback, though given the pre-race discussion on the board (which went unnoticed) this may not be the case.
Overall though, it's still a good race - great to start and finish on the track and they even managed to organise some good weather!! Date of review: August 3, 2009
In short: great setting ,scenery,organisation. In full: really enjoyed as i thought organisation excellent views superb and more water stations than you could shake a stick at!i personally, coming to the end of my swine flu(just a cough)so not totaly 100% plus i havnt done mileage but still thoroughly enjoyed. Date of review: August 2, 2009
In short: excellent run in excellent setting! In full: for many months wondering if this race was actually going to take place,the brecon lions deserve a pat on the back for putting on such a wonderful run in a beautiful setting.well organised race and the st john ambulance at the top of the final hill was a nice touch i thought!! Date of review: August 2, 2009
In short: Wondeful scenery and weather, great morning out, worth the trip In full: Once again I really enjoyed the race. Fantastic countryside with the Beacons in your view thro' the race. Marshalls were very friendly, easy parking close to the start and nice touch to use the track and stadium for the start and finish.
Thanks Brecon Lions. Date of review: August 2, 2009