Conwy Half Marathon

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27/08/2010 at 09:38

This half marathon is graded as being multi terrain.

 Does anybody know how multi terrain it is? Prefer road running so not sure if it would be suitable if mainly off road.


27/08/2010 at 09:55
Hi Eadad - I did this last year and am in for this year as well.  Its not what I'd called multi terrain.  Its a road run.  The only "off road" is along the estuary on a path which in certain sections is covered in soft sand - hard work on the way back at 10 - 11 miles in!  Its a great event - lovely scenary, the Great Orme is beautiful with super views over Anglesey and to the Snowdonia mountains.
27/08/2010 at 18:46

Cheers Tigerlily.

 You just sold this one to me. Im heading over from Manchester for it. Is it pretty easy to park up somewhere? Ive spent a few weekends up there so im expecting a pretty undulating course! 

27/08/2010 at 19:29
Hi , also did this last year . Really good race but very tough going up Great Orme . Certainly a road race . Had a few problems last year but they have took all feedback on board and it should be even better . No problem with parking , plenty of car parks in area . See you there  
28/08/2010 at 22:33
Nice one Kevin.

The scenery sounds a bit special on this one. Last question: What are the PB chances on this course? Want to know exactly how much emphasis to put on hill work

Thanks again
29/08/2010 at 09:31

Wouldn't want to try and run a PB on this course . The climb up the Great Orme is a question of survival . The descent though is fast , if you have anything left in the tank . Saying that my time last year was quite good and on par with other halfs , so you never know . Doing hills on your long runs would definitely be a good idea , but if you're like me , the hills where i live are pretty tame .

Happy training  

13/09/2010 at 22:32

Just entered this race - look forward to seeing you all there!

 Sounds like I need to do some hill training though?  Any advice on this gladly accepted!

23/09/2010 at 19:07

Hi all

Another mancunian here sold on the scenery and the great feedback on here.

 My advice dewio is just to get out there and give them a go, I did a 10k this year through the mersey tunnel and it was a killer, but now I love going uphill, though this might be different haha!

Looking forward to seeing you all in a few weeks 

30/09/2010 at 21:46

OMG, I have just entered this! Needed something to spur me on.

I'm scared of coming last, but then *someone* has to come last don't they? As long as I complete it, I'll be pleased.

01/10/2010 at 15:09

Hi EllieJ

Sure you will be fine and remember the vast majority of us do not stand a chance of winning. It is for me about doing as well as I can against the clock, if I finish last then I still will ahve pleased myself.  There is nothing you can do if everyone runs faster.  I am sure you will do well.  Good Luck!!!

01/10/2010 at 21:29
Really like the sound of this, but running Snowdonia marathon on 30th October so not sure if doing this one is a good idea. Any thoughts?
14/10/2010 at 15:44

Would any persons who are registered already for the Conwy Half consider raising some money for the RNLI as the course passes directly pass the lifeboat station?

 It could be as much or as little as you like but it all really helps. You will get a training pack including a running vest and training tshirt if you pledge to raise £50 or more, and it would be great to see some more yellow lifeboat vests on the course.

If you would be interested please email Charlotte at

Kindest regards,

RNLI Events.

Edited: 14/10/2010 at 15:45
14/10/2010 at 21:10

I have enterd!!

Should be able to walk by then!!

19/10/2010 at 16:03
Only 40 places left .. WOW !  Thats really good going . See you there
19/10/2010 at 20:48
This will be my first half marathon - been training really hard for 2 months, was gearing up to do it in 1h 35m but then picked up a calf injury last week, sudden sharp pain felt like i'd been shot in back of leg! Went for a run today and felt ok but now worried about injury returning. Anyone got any tips on avoiding a reoccurence?
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25/10/2010 at 16:15

Afternoon all,

Following the recommendation and encouragement of a couple of fellow Coasters on Saturday (you know who you are !!) ... and a slow morning in work coupled with easy online entry ... it would now appear I'm now fully signed up to run this chappie.

25/10/2010 at 20:24
Welcome aboard Bruce, you know you won't regret it just make sure you get some training in running up and down some kerbs
26/10/2010 at 08:55

I'm in!

Did the Great Orme Challenge 15k in Aug, over the Great Orme. It's a big hill!!  But the views really are stunning. Never seen anything like it on a race.

26/10/2010 at 14:53
I'm in also
26/10/2010 at 15:22

I'm in too, and my lovely wife..Doin Snowdonia Marathon this weekend so thinking this will be quite straight forward. looks a great course!

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