In short: The Need for Speed In full: The Reverse was along a new more scenic route this year but still remained fast and flat. Unfortunately due to the snow and rain the course along the Taff Trail was waterlogged and muddy, my nice new white trainers will never be the same colour again!
The race does exactly as it says on the tin, it is fast and flat and although sole destroyingly dull coming up the Treforest Industrial Estate from Taffs Well it was worth it as I smashed by PB by three and a half minutes. Date of review: March 2, 2010
In short: A grand day out... In full: A nice cold morning in a snow capped Welsh valley, plenty of marhalls to point out the ice patches, loads of wet mud on the Taff trail to splash through, a nice t-shirt, although there wasn't many for those smaller runners amongst us, and (best of all) steaming hot showers at the!university sports facility. Oh, and if you fancy a bit of sightseeing on your way home then you could do no better than driving a couple of miles up the road and visiting Caerphilly Castle. Date of review: March 1, 2010
In short: Still pretty fast but the 'scenic' route isn't an improvement. In full: I've run this race for the last four years, always well organised, a fast course but personally I don't think the new improved 'scenic' course was an improvement. It made for a few more undulations - nothing taxing though. Main issue is the 3miles along the Taff Trail - wet and muddy underfoot with more of a feel of a cross country race than road. I'm not sure anyone will have particularly enjoyed those conditions. I much prefer the previous course, suggest it returns to it in 2011 or have the race in the summer months where the views can be enjoyed with better conditions under foot. A road race should be on road :-)
Goody bag - fine. Marshalls - very good, plenty of them supporting along the route and warning of slippery/icy patches.
In short: good honest 10 miler!! In full: well organised race with plenty of friendly marshalls,which were needed as the run could become a little muddled! well done again to ponty roadents,see you again next year! Date of review: February 22, 2010
In short: Got my new Daps dirty, didn' I... In full: Well organised, very friendly and no major problems. Could have been a lot faster but the conditions under foot for the first half of the race was quite wet and muddy, but this is Wales in February. All in all a good morning runnng. Date of review: February 22, 2010
In short: new course and still a fast race........ In full: despite the light snow covering overnight the course was mainly clear and the icy parts were well marshalled to give warnings.......excellent marshalls again and plentiful....will be back next year Date of review: February 22, 2010