Well, I don't know why they say its flat because it certainly isnt. Starts off at the Mainland side of the bridge, crossing over and then down under and following thestraits for a while. Then a fairly gentle climb in the 2nd mile and then a bit of undulating on the (closed) main road into Beaumaris. Through Beaumaris and then it climbs towards the turn off to the village of Llanfaes where it certainly is a climb and where (about 1/2M before the peak) you will pass the 10K point, Downhill then back to the coast road and back into Beaumaris, Flat for a while then after mile 10 a sustained climb and more undulations, shortly after mile 12 its pretty much downhill all the way finishing in the Menai Bridge Village near the fire station. So not finishing where you started in fact probably nearly a mile away.
My best was 1:58 a couple of years ago, last year was a disaster in many ways and hence 2:05, Did Cardiff last oct which was flat and managed 1:51 which I was very pleased with. To get close to that on this route would raise a big smile.
Hope this helps, if you want any more local info just ask!
Thanks for the replies. As it happens there is a new parkrun just started in Bangor, about 25 miles away on a saturday morning which I will hopefully get to a couple of times before the race.
That is the one thing that I find difficult running outdoors, judging pace, I use Strava on my phone but only get an update every mile. Perhaps I should start wearing a watch and have more frequent updates.
Just got home from work, 4.30 - pitch black and freezing cold. Thankfully its a recovery week so 25 min steady run in the garage for me I think!
Yup me too.... my 4th time on this awesome run. I live on Anglesey so registering day before not an issue. I hope its better for me this year than last time. I overdid the carb loading and wore a jacket and track suit bottoms as it was a bit chilly. Big mistake. What sort of time are you hoping for?
I am relatively new to running - saying that, I am 50 and only started running about 4 years ago. Done several halfs now. Last October I did the Cardiff half and achieved a PB of 1:51 which I was well pleased with. Previously best was about 1:58 for a flattish route.
I am running the Anglesey Half on March 1st and have been following a 10 week training plan. Due to constraints such as work, weather, being on call so needing to stay near the phone etc, I tend to do about 60% of my training on my treadmill (Reebok ZR10) I find it handy as I can train when it suits me and I find it easy to manage different paces, distance, incline etc easily.
I just wondered if there was anything detrimental about training in this way. I do not find a huge difference in performance in running outdoors or on the mill.