In short: Organsers made the best of the bad conditions. In full: Firstly congratulations for putting on an event where there was so many significant challenges to overcome.
However the changed route was so different to what I had signed up for I almost wish it was cancelled or postponed. The lack of clarity on route and diversions of diversions meant it was chaotic at times.
Much of the running was on pavement or road (plenty of which did not have pavements). This was pretty uninspiring and at time dangerous.
I am sure this race has the potential to be fantastic and organiser did a great job with what they had but I cant help but think that running a race along a river might be better off done in summer rather than the depths of winter. I for one would love to actually run the intended route. Date of review: February 3, 2014
In short: Great experience, friendly and well organised. In full: Running 50 miles is a serious undertaking and the route from Brecon to Cardiff was great. The organisation was good and everyone was very friendly. Only downsides were the goody bag (bottle of water, energy gel and a flapjack) and the fact it was actually over 51 miles (as is 50 miles wasn't enough). Overall though it is well worth doing and would recommend it to people wanting a challenge. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: I never realised London was so hilly or so muddy. In full: Great introduction to running beyond Marathon distance. The hills and the saturated clay mud made it impossible to run for large stretches. Would recommend trail shoes rather than road shoe. The organisation was good and I am sure this race will continue to grow into a much bigger event. Date of review: February 21, 2011
In short: Good Race for Serious Runners In full: You wouldnt do this race for the scenary but it was weel organised and friendly. I smashed my PB so I have gotta be happy with that. Date of review: February 9, 2009
In short: Excellent Race, Fantastic Weather and Glorious Scenary In full: This is what running is about, the race was a manageable size and there was very little overcrowding on the route. The weather was perfect and the scenary was uplifting. It needed to be in places to take my mind off the hills. I will be back next year for sure. Date of review: September 22, 2008