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Cardiff Half Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 17:13

I parked in Cardiff City Stadium last year for this. Yes it is a little bit of a walk but it was not too bad really. Traffic in and out of there was absolutely fine, no problems at all what so ever. At £2.00 all day & plenty of space I will be doing the same again this year, though I may take my Swansea City air freshener down off the interior mirror... but that's another story!

Swansea Half Marathon, July 20th 2014

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 13:45

I've entered this too and I am looking forward to it already. The 8:30am start is fine for me seeing as its so local so I cant complain there.

Its good to see an event like this taking place in Swansea as both Cardiff and Llanelli have half marathons and even a full marathon in Llanelli too thinking of it, while Swansea only had the 5k and 10k races up until now, that I know of anyway.

Swansea Half Marathon, July 20th 2014

Posted: 23/04/2014 at 09:36

I have just read on twitter that the first Swansea Half Marathon is to take place on Sunday July 20th 2014.


This site has gone live today and entries are now open!

LINK: Swansea Half Marathon.....


I am looking forward to entering a half marathon right on my doorstep.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 09:50

8km with a few friends last night. Not much to say really other than it was a flat route and at a 5:14 p/km average pace. Enjoyed.

First try at gels

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 22:20

By the way I should add I am already using High5 gels on my long runs and they do work very well, but I'm just curious about jelly babies!

First try at gels

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 22:12

I am considering trying out jelly babies on my long runs, but I'm not sure how exactly I would use them. How many would you use, and how often are they eaten? I know this might sound really stupid, but I really have no idea about how many you are supposed to eat while running!

My Last Run

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 18:44

10 miles for me earlier today. Some hills, some rain, enjoyed.

First Post - First day on C25K

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 17:23

I'd never tried running before I tried it this time, but I know I could not have run for more than a minute at a time when I started. I had not even remotely considered stopping after a minute, walking, then going again, as that did not seem like proper running to me. Quite simply I was wrong, and everyone has to start somewhere. The C25K is fantastic as it builds you up nicely from nothing at all to half hour solid running in a relatively short time.

There are plenty of people on here who will say the same as me as to just how good the C25K is, just stick with it and you will be fine!

First Post - First day on C25K

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 14:13

Hi HighlandPlodder, it looks like you are doing great so far, keep it up!

It is tough at the start but as you get more into it you will find your stamina builds, and therefore you are able to do the extra it asks of you. I did Week 1 Day 1 of C25K last November and have not looked back since and I cant recommend the C25K program enough.

The program took me from a "very-overweight-34-year-old-sitting-on-the-couch-every-night" type, to losing a lot of weight, then running in 2 local 5K races in the Summer, then in a bigger 10K race a month ago and then finishing a half marathon in just over 2 hours on Sunday just gone.

Been a fantastic 11 months for me and it really is all down to the C25K and some commitment to complete it and then keep on going with running in general. A few weeks in to it it looks it kind of gets a bit more serious (5 minute runs, 8 minute runs) and I can remember the feeling of dread at the start of each new C25K week as I looked at what I had to do, but I always found that somehow I could do exactly what it asked of me as I was starting to get fitter.  Keep in mind that there is no shame at all if you decide to repeat a week.

Good luck with it!


My Last Run

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 09:17

A hilly 5 miles this morning all finished & showered before the sun had come up.

Early morning running is still quite new to me but I am now beginning to enjoy it. I am far from a morning person but somehow getting up at 5am to go running is no where near as bad as I had anticipated.

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