In short: Great scenery, hard race, poor organisation In full: I can only comment on the Wales Half Marathon, not the other events over the weekend (it was run in conjunction with a long course triathlon). It was hard race in a fantastic part of the country. Hilly, not undulating as the organisers claimed, so no good for PBs. Organisation left a lot to be desired. At the start, I collided with an official photographer who was trying to get off the course after the gun had gone. There were no mile markers at all for the half marathon, and it was confusing given that the marathon was run on a slightly different course. At the finish, there was a nasty 180 degree turn round a crash barrier to get to the finish line itself, which wasn't clear. I'd actually stopped running until a marshall came up and told me to keep going, which cost me a place in the top 10. Never mind, I found out about 5 days later when the results were published that I'd won a vets category (though the prize wasn't presented at the awards ceremony): 2 weeks later and I'm still waiting for it. Ho hum.
So if you want a better half marathon in South Wales (i.e. flat, fast and certainly better organised), run the Cardiff half in October. Date of review: June 17, 2011