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Merthyr Mawr Pudding Race

Posted: 25/10/2011 at 20:46
when did it get full?

Injinji running socks

Posted: 19/04/2009 at 22:42
No still impossible to get in the UK, despite them being widespread in North America and Australia for at least the last 3 years. I just ask anyone I know who's coming over from N America to bring me some.

Aberdare 10K 2008 sponsored by Memory Lane Cakes, Cardiff

Posted: 03/07/2008 at 14:54
Lynwen - don't worry - at 55 mins you definitely won't be last - middle-aged plodders like me will be well behind you - downhill or no!

The Magic Roundabout & Hay Festival Social 2008

Posted: 16/05/2008 at 23:55
We're leaving from Cathedral Rd - we were thinking just about 1.5 hours, but in the light of what I've just read methinks we'd better get up a bit earlier!

The Magic Roundabout & Hay Festival Social 2008

Posted: 15/05/2008 at 23:40

This will be the first time I've done the MR, and I don't know the area so well (looking fwd to it it looks lovely!). Driving up from Cardiff on the day. Can anyone tell me how long it will take to drive so's we know when to leave Cardiff?

Merthyr Mawr Christmas Pudding Challenge 10K

Posted: 10/01/2008 at 22:29

2008 race date now in my new calenda! Having finally got a chance to read all the comments, I can only concur with those who say leave the race route etc well alone - I've been doing the MM Xmas Pdg Race for years now and I'd be horrified to think that it would (for example) start somewhere else!!!! I've nothing against Ogmore or anywhere else but this is the Merthyr Mawr race and so it should remain. I do perhaps agree with those who say the continuing increase in numbers may require a rethink of car parking, as it was obvious this time that such a huge number of cars trying to get out of there all at once afterwards is just impossible for such a small village to cope with. Why not try limiting the number of cars, perhaps by asking entrants to consider car sharing to the event? If so it would be a first. Otherwise brilliant race as always, and change absolutely nothing. Da iawn to all and thanks esp. for the slate coaster - nice touch an very Welsh!

Brecon 10

Posted: 05/08/2007 at 22:21
The heat meant it was tougher than usual. I decided I'm getting too old for this caper but in the end my time wasn't as bad as I expected. As for the Hill From Hell at 8.5 miles, well everybody I saw was walking it so whatever. So probably back next year for more of the same punishment.

Brecon 10

Posted: 26/07/2007 at 20:21
Yes anyone thinking of doing the one in Cardiff on 29th should be aware that most local runners - and running clubs - are staying away, mainly due to the reasons reported by Wilde Rover. The Great Wales Run thread on this site will give you an indication of the strength of feeling over this blatant rip-off.

Brecon 10

Posted: 26/07/2007 at 16:24
Aarghhh!!! Someone just mentioned the forbidden 10k in Cardiff on 29th. Go wash your mouth out - forget that one and save yourself for Brecon.

Corus Great Welsh Run 5

Posted: 20/07/2007 at 20:58
What angers me most about this is the blatant cynicism of the organisers. They go and blithely ignore all local feeling, in the process cancelling existing, popular events. Like many other local runners in the Cardiff area I've no intention of taking part. However this isn't about being "negative", it's about making a point and taking a stand against such greedy, big-business-like, bullying tactics. The organisers have to be made aware of how much bad feeling they've created by barging in like this, and a boycott is the only effective means of doing that available to local runners. Meanwhile, I'll look forward to the Brecon 10-miler and the Merthyr Police 10k - both of which will be far better fun!
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