Same day as the MP10k but since I have done that far too many times maybe time for a change.
Looking forward top seeing the route when its published.
Anyone else thinking of giving this a rip ?
Yes. Definitely considering this one. Profile according to runners world is "undulating" - anyone know the extent of the inclines involved. On the website, it does mention a "tough climb" up Rhyw Babell but not being from the area, I have no idea how tough they mean.
Sounds good though and hopefully it'll be a success and another regular on the race calender.
Well I have entered anyway. Still no route but I am sure I will manage. Hopefully there will be a route on the website soon.
As you say 777, good for the area and all that
I'm considering this one too, I was concerned about a half in the middle of summer... but judging from the weather so far, I don't think heat/ sun burn will be an issue!
I'm doing this. The better half works on the streets of Carmarthen (she is a Police officer before you ask ) and says she thinks it will be very challenging whatever the course with Rhyw Babell indeed being a 'tough climb'. So probably not a PB course but in my case good practice for New Forest Marathon...
I've only done half before and with Cardiff coming up I'm tempted for this. Esp if it's a tough one as it'll give me some tough miles in the legs. Or might put me off halfs then i'll struggle in cardiff.
It will be a Town centre Start and Finish at St Catherine’s Walk shopping Center with runners taking in some of the major landmarks and scenic countryside of Carmarthen.
Runners will start by completing a loop around the historic streets of Carmarthen passing the old Castle walls, Knott’s Square and the Guildhall.
Hi Mattoo, Thanks for your post.
Not entered a half marathon before but excited for this one.
Is it generally flat apart from that one big hill?
" Tour De France sytle reception "
I don't think so Sanna, undulating it says on the website
As long as " Tour De France sytle reception " doesn't consist of drunken idiots jumping out of the crowd and running as close as possible alongside you waving flags will be ok
Just got an entry for this from a kind work colleague, so will be doing this now good prep for Snowdon.
Mattoo - thanks for the race description.
WA - see you there! I'll need both pie & cake by the end of this one - sounds a toughie!
I know the area and it will be undulating but not too much of a 'toughie'. The route to / from Johnstown is a fairly gradual incline. Carmarthen town centre has a couple of hills (Llamas Street and Guildhall) but are short.
Rhyw Babel is a steep climb but not overly long (0.5m max - it is the road behind ATS which loops around the steeper Roman Road), but will sort the 'men out from the boys'.
It's great to have another local HM - Hope it goes well - Good luck all.
Just got this link from the organisers - will try and check out the route over this weekend and keep you posted!
Dont suppose anyone from Llanelli can offer a lift?
Good luck all!!
Great race! well organised and I love the little momentum that I received.
How was the Rhyw Babell hill and the race overall?
Kev, I did enjoy. It was a nice day out. I went the wrong way but apparently (following an investigation) it was my fault.
Oh and the hill was nowhere near as bad as I thought it might be.
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