In short: Beautiful Course well organised In full: Worth a special journey. I am Meant to be marathon training but this was the race I have been looking forward to. It lived up to its reputation definitely be back again. Date of review: March 20, 2011
In short: Nice race even with an extra loop. In full: I enjoyed this despite a marshalling problem which saw a my group add nearly a mile. Shame Ponty wont have a chance to iron out the minor details if they return to the previous course as it was a really nice course with a decent hill to wake you up half way. Date of review: February 20, 2011
In short: Great place to start as you mean to go on. In full: Tried this last year and was slightly caught out by the sheer unadulterated flatness of the course. Came back a bit stronger this year and loved it all the way. Nice T-shirt as well. Date of review: January 31, 2011
In short: The dipper looks much easier at the start than halfway up. In full: Essentially a fairly masochistic warm up, an orderly queue, a chance to pretend you are about 4 again throwing yourself down an oversize sanddune and finally the race proper around the Ogmore estuary.
I tried to conserve energy up the dipper, felt I walked halfway, was exhausted at the top anyway and seemed to be behind about half the field.
Next time I am going to give it everything on the dipper and try and get ahead of the queue. Date of review: January 31, 2011