In short: Veni, Vidi, Vici, Vino In full: We came, we saw, we conquered, we have a little drinkie... Thanks to Andy, Badger and all at WSR for a great race again. Tough, hot, water, lovestation, sausages, scotch eggs, cake, cider, vodka, some running, some walking, dressing up, camping, Roman baths, showers, bar, food, medal, goodie bag, finish, packup, take longer to get home than it did to do the marathon. Thanks and see you next year. Date of review: July 20, 2016
In short: Veni! Vidi! Vici! Vino! In full: Thanks to all for a great race. I'm rubbish at these writing bit, so I'll just list the great bits. Roman Movie Quote Signs. Roman Fancy Dress. Authentic Roman Fancy Dress. Roman Soldier on Horseback starting race. Roman Toga Parties at aid stations. Great Food & Drink at aid stations. Roman Bath at the end (I forgot to use it!). Cheap Camping. Showers. Loos. Hog Roast. Lamb Roast. Cottage Pie. Pudding. Cheap Bar. Great Medal. Great Organisation. Great Goody Bag. Invader Chaos. Thanks Andy, Ian, Corin. See you next year. Date of review: July 21, 2015
In short: Love it... In full: I'm no good at these reviews, so just to say I loved this race and will be back next year. The lapped nature made it fun as you got overtook by the quick boys & girls which is amazing to see and you made friends with people around the course and got to see supporters and friends lots of times. Thank you TZ Runs, see you next year (and on the old garmin I got 27.22 miles so an unofficial ultra!!) Date of review: June 1, 2015
In short: AMAZING RACE - HOW SWEET THOU ART!!! In full: Where else can you run fast downhill for 4 miles? It's between mile 4 and 8 in Snowdonia marathon, but it's one of the best running experiences out there. The rest of the course if fab too... Challenging, forgiving, tough and exhilarating... The other runners, race support and organisation in general are great, it's a brilliant race and see you next year...
In short: Merry Christmas... Ho! Ho! Ho! In full: As first Santa to cross the line I'd like to thank the organisaers for a great race and hope to do this again next year... Date of review: December 16, 2013
In short: Excellent Half Marathon In full: Great value, good souvenir in time for winter (fluro t-shirt, orange this year!), excellent marshals, tough but fast course and top-notch facilities... Didn't have showers, but enough room to wet wipe & change in... Mentioned bottles to the Race Director and they'd tried to get smaller bottles. I manned-up and carried the HUGE 500ml bottles around, still don't like waste... Pricing of BBQ had come down this year (£1.50 instead of £2.50) but cakes still inextricably expensive, £1.50... make them a quid and I'll buy two!! Date of review: September 24, 2013
In short: Swim, Run, don't mess about in transition... In full: 1st go at an Aquathlon, well organised, excellently marshalled and a fun event in the lovely summer sun... Apparently I did 4 extra lengths (20 instead of 16), it was so exciting!!! And I messed up my transition - shoes on and GONE in future!! Not to worry, it was a great morning and look forward to future events. Date of review: August 13, 2013
In short: A tale of two halfs In full: 1st half loops through a housing estate, which is a bit dull, but sneaks in some undulatings without you noticing. Great hill up to halfway, last half has a great downhill for a mile then we're into countryside so a great 3 miles on undulating roads, then a magnificant downhill back to the town, before a sting in the tail and onto the finish.
Great organisation, facilities (showers always a bonus), mug AND pack of mints!! Cheap as chips as entered early and affiliated.