In short: What a wonderful day! In full: Yet again the whole day was simply magnificent.Not even the rain dampened the spirit! The organisation is outstanding and,unlike some races,they have not become complacent.Standards have been set that all big city events should follow (Bristol and Bath spring to mind). I was disappointed with my time,but these things happen! I will be back next year,and the next and the next and.....
In short: And the Sun shone again! In full: I love this race,no pretensions,no fuss,no frills.Wonderful weather,good support in the country lanes. Downside? I said last year that it's time for chip timing,given the increased field this year perhaps 2011 will see this. Some drivers if they lived in India would be sacred!The majority of runners followed the rules of the road and ran facing the oncoming traffic but even where they didn't is no excuse for some motorists to be abusive and impatient. The start now needs to be better organised too. I'm chuffed for my son though who again finished 10th for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you Hereford,I will be back!!! Date of review: May 21, 2010
In short: A lovely race.... In full: On the down side,4 portaloos is not sufficient for the numbers of runners or spectators. No official baggage storage. That was a very long mile between 9 and 10.My son who finished in 1hr 20 mins was averaging 6 minute miles until then when it jumped to 7min 10.Mmm! Apart from that this was a very well organised race,well supported and marshalled and much better than the Bath Half (also on today). Good work,I'll be back next year!!! Apart from those two minor nigglesAll Date of review: March 7, 2010
In short: It's getting better... In full: A vast improvement on previous years.The crowd support was more vocal and supportive in places,the water stations were better prepared and managed.The marshalls were brilliant! Heard some gripes about the lack of a t shirt.Queues for toilets too long. Can Cardiff cope with a bigger field? It would need a drastic overhaul of the support network (i.e. improved bus and train service).Possible Park and Ride from Leckwith? Good fun all the way! I'll be back!! Date of review: October 18, 2009
In short: To quote Tony the Tiger;"It's greeeeaaaaat!" In full: And for me it just cannot be improved on.Yet again the whole event fromm start to finish was so well organised and managed.My son was a tad annoyed about the late arrivalat the finish of the baggage bus though.He did 1hr 25mins and the buses still took another 20 minutes to get there. For me though it really cannot be improved on. To everyone concerned,including those lovely people of Newcastle and South Shields who again lined the streets and supported evry runner,thank you! You are what makes the run great! Date of review: September 23, 2009
In short: Another good year for Hereford...however... In full: Not sure what the problem was with getting the watersations set up this year? Previous years all things have gone extremely well,so hopefully this is just one of those minor glitches.Marshalling was good and again the support even in the most rural parts was very good. I think it perhaps time now that chip timing was brought in? I will be back next year!
In short: A lovely day.....but who put the hills there? In full: First time for me in this race and thouroughly enjoyed it.Normally saty in Wales for the Porthkerry Plod.Glad that I didn't this year.Well worth the effort. Well organised and marshalled.Possibly for next year a couple of Portaloos? Very impressed by the whole set up! (And my son finished 7th!!) Date of review: April 19, 2009
In short: Good to see this old friend back! In full: A lovely day in the sunny Vale Of Glamorgan. A cracking run throught the lanes,a gentle breeze and plenty of sunshine. A tee shirt that fits! A spot prize with some excellent things in it. Great to see so many people making the effort again.Lets embrace and keep this racegoing for ever! (Only slight complaint though,is a paper cup of tea really £1.50?) Date of review: March 22, 2009
In short: A grand day out! In full: So much better than last year! Organisation was superb and the delay at the start was no fault of the organisers! Wonderful support all the way,outstanding service from marshalls,drinks stations,first aid posts! Great goody bag! Well done Andy and all involved the running of this great event!! Date of review: March 15, 2009