In short: No Drink Stations - rubbish!! In full: OK, perhaps the topic of this review is given by the title. Before that however a review of the actual race:
The route is pleasant enough and the atmosphere is very pleasant. The price expensive - I ran slowly to get value for money!
On the down side: 1. I still haven't had my time back (24 hours after).
2. They had no water stations!!! I know prob for 10k, the majority of runners will not need to take on water. However, if you promise water at 4.5k you have to provide it or if not make sure every person running it knows this is the case and can make their own arrangements (i.e. run with a bottle if they have one rather than discard it at the beginning). Why couldn't they have put up signs or even emailed everyone taking part as soon as they knew. I really think this is a serious mistake and heads should roll or someone else should be licensed to run the event. A lot of people do this as their first taste of an organised running event and suffering from dehydration adds a huge amount of stress and is not good. I think it had a negative impact on a lot of people's run, which I think is a real shame for running and Cardiff's reputation to put on a decent organised running event. Date of review: September 12, 2011