Was a bit warm out there on the day but enjoyed this. Second time I have done it and took about 45 mins off last years time to finish in around 7:43 and the added bonus of 2nd lady. The field of runners were faster this year.
i believe you get picked up at Sophia Gardens - where the Welsh Sports centre is. This is close to town for all the major hotels but also a very short walk away is Cathedral Road which has a selection of B&B's
It all depends on whether you will be the front runner.......in my opinion it is easy to navigate on the day as they put orange arrows on the floor & Ultra stickers at key places, plus for the first 20 miles you are likely to be amongst other runners. The rest is generally just a case of following the Taff trails signs & it only gets confusing near Merthyr but there are Taff trail signs as it is a cycle route. I know the route well so it is always easier to say that it is fine to follow a route when you are confident of the way to go.
we don't know our split because we never once looked at a watch to see the time or distance covered, but from what friends told us we kept a very consistent pace, once we got to CP4 we may have sped up as it is our regular running stomping ground, home advantage helping us.