St David's Hospice Care City of Newport Half Marathon

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06/10/2013 at 20:01
anyone signed up for this yet?
seren nos yn canu    pirate
07/10/2013 at 07:26

not yet.....I was ill thisyear and so missed it......would like to do it this year

 

07/10/2013 at 09:24

I'm definitely interested in this one but can't seem to find any reviews on it from last year. Anyone know how it went? Also, what's the cost of entry? I was looking at Llanelli on the same day but this one is only 30 minutes from my house...

09/10/2013 at 07:30

i'm reg for llanelli same day ... supposidly but i have had no confirmation and cant get any response for emails nor phone calls so may cut my loss and do this one as nearer home and St Davids is Hospice is very personal to me

09/10/2013 at 07:34

.... and the llanelli one seems to have disappeared off here too

seren nos yn canu    pirate
09/10/2013 at 07:44

same day.oh dear.that means decsions.will depend on how my running is going probably

 

09/10/2013 at 17:04

I wanted to enter Llanelli as its much closer to me than Newport but as it stands I am not sure which one of these I am doing now. I will look for some reviews if I can find any, see what others have said.

07/11/2013 at 22:01

I did this last year. Would run again. Well organised, nice goodie bag. Pretty flat too. It was totally freezing last year but you can't do much about the weather!!

24/11/2013 at 18:03

I did last years and thought it was really well organized, hope its still the case as they have upped the entries to 3000.

28/12/2013 at 17:44

I did last year & it is very well organised but there were only a relativey small number of runners to deal with, I wouldn't say it was a pb course though unless you run in the first pen as its out & back on very narrow cycle paths which are open to the public so you are having to run around dog walkers/spectators & in some places I had to completely stop to let the faster runners through gate cycle gate things, no road closures & running over decking across lakes. It was picturesque, I did enjoy it but not enough to enter again & shallow as I am it did annoy me that there was no medal..  

28/12/2013 at 17:47

was going too add that it's probably a gd marathon training race but if its your first half & you'd like the atmosphere/pomp of a huge event then this is not the race for you, though give it 5/10 years to grow & for the council /police to sort out road closures & it'll prob be ace.

14/01/2014 at 18:23

I couldn't do it last year due to injury. Am looking forward to running in my home town this year. 

My friend said it was a good course last year. This year will be different, looking forward to finishing in Rodney Parade.

15/01/2014 at 09:16

I'm hearing information that the route is changing for this year? Anyone know what this is yet? I've had a look at the website but nothing on there. Hopefully it's nice and flat as I fancy a stab at a PB before I head off to do London in April...

28/01/2014 at 12:23

Arrrggghhhhhh seems registration is now closed I really wanted to do it this year booooo

10/02/2014 at 21:37

Has anyone by chance entered this and is unable to do it ? If so i would be willing to buy their entry off them.

15/02/2014 at 14:06

Any news how to enter, I'm suprised they have closed entry all ready

17/02/2014 at 23:54
Run the course the weekend before last & put together the following info for the local newspaper. The narrow parts of last years course have been altered & a loop added at the Caerleon end, this should spread the runners out more on the out & back section of the cycle path.   From the start at Rodney Parade the race heads down Rodney Road & turns left around the Taylor Wimpey sales office & onto the Riverfron t Path. Quite a tight bend & fairly narrow access onto the Riverfront Path, once on the path there is plenty of space. Follow the path all the way down to the end & bear left to onto Corporation Road (opposite B&Q) & then turn right & follow the path towards the SDR Bridge, the course this far is completely flat & quite sheltered. Head over the SDR bridge (short uphill section & quite exposed to wind), as you come off the bridge turn right & right again into East Docks Road & head through the houses until you reach the Riverfront Path. Turn right & under the SDR bridge & follow the new pathway around the park area & back under the SDR bridge (runners in both directions for about 100M), the first part of this section is fairly narrow but opens out to a good size path around the park. Follow the Riverside Path up past the Riverfront Theatre (take care as there are bollards around the end of the building) carry on up past the wave, through the underpass & over the pedestrian bridge, go past the front of the old Sainsbury's building & turn right into Wyndham Street & follow the road around until you reach Lyne Road. At Lyne Road turn right & right again into Albany Street & carry straight on past the back of the new Sainsbury's onto the cycle path. The route from the SDR bridge to the cycle path is flat & fairly sheltered all the way. This section is a great improvement on last year where the route went down the narrow uneven path at the back of the old Sainsbury's. Head up the cycle path towards Caerleon, the first section is flat & then slightly uphill with a short steep climb & descent at about 500M, the rest up to Pillmawr Road is slightly uphill. The short section on Pillmawr Road is about 100M downhill & 200M uphill. On entering the Caerleon section of the cycle path the course heads downhill & then flat for about 1500M, the final 400M is slightly uphill. At the top of the hill you enter St Cadoc's hospital grounds & exit through the gates onto Lodge Road. Turn right & head downhill over the railway bridge as far as the Caerleon one way system & turn right, go past Caerleon Endowed School & turn right & right again after 200M up past the Roman Barracks & at the top of the path turn right onto Cold Bath Road. Turn left just before the car park & follow the road back onto the cycle path, this section of the course is completely flat with a very short hill to the footbridge (take care as you leave Cold Bath Road as there are speed bumps in the road). As you cross the railway footbridge & turn left the route is the same as you came out on except the uphills will now be downhills !, be aware of other runners heading in the opposite direction as you may have to give way at some of the cycle path gates. As you enter the city centre via the underpass & head down the Riverfront Path you turn left over the river footbridge onto the Rodney Road side of the river, turn left along the Riverfront Path & right at the Taylor  Wimpey sales office & right again into Rodney Road. Head into Rodney Parade & finish with just over 1 lap of the stadium.   The course runs well & should be quite fast, there are a few twists & turns but no serious hills, just hope for good running weather.
19/02/2014 at 07:57

Great Reccy Peter... I'm no expert on Newport geography but that puts my mind at rest with what sounds like a reasonably flat and fast course. I'm hoping to have a right old bash at my 5 year old PB so fingers crossed we get decent weather too...

22/02/2014 at 20:56

Hi - anyone got a spare place for this event?

01/03/2014 at 09:49

Rain at 10am on Sunday, so got to go for a pb.

Coming up from Somerset for the first time so looking forward to the race.

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