In short: Great views, and hard work up and down the hills - but you don't choose to do this one cos it's easy! In full: Only gripe is that I got lost twice which cost me a few places, but this is effectively a fell-run, so that's part of the challenge.
Despite being a very tough run, it has a mixed field so you can go at any pace Date of review: July 5, 2005
In short: a very pleasing course, except the finish In full: The setting is marvellous and the course is potentially very quick. A few things niggled though: the start was very congested, and the finish line was so crowded and unclear that I wasn't sure I had reached it! Also being hidden just round a corner, it was not good for a sprint finish. There were very few toilets (porta-loos) for the number of people, and water stations had plastic cups - difficult to drink from on the run. Despite all that, this was a brilliant excuse to visit a beautiful and little-known part of Wales - I'll definitely be back for the Berwyn mountains, and maybe for the race. Date of review: September 21, 2004
In short: This was supposedly a "free" event, though you had to pay for storage in nearby venue, but the organisers didn't bother to turn up! Amazing! Those of us who were there, raced anyway. Date of review: September 3, 2004