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not yet.....I was ill thisyear and so missed it......would like to do it this year
I'm definitely interested in this one but can't seem to find any reviews on it from last year. Anyone know how it went? Also, what's the cost of entry? I was looking at Llanelli on the same day but this one is only 30 minutes from my house...
i'm reg for llanelli same day ... supposidly but i have had no confirmation and cant get any response for emails nor phone calls so may cut my loss and do this one as nearer home and St Davids is Hospice is very personal to me
.... and the llanelli one seems to have disappeared off here too
same day.oh dear.that means decsions.will depend on how my running is going probably
I wanted to enter Llanelli as its much closer to me than Newport but as it stands I am not sure which one of these I am doing now. I will look for some reviews if I can find any, see what others have said.
I did this last year. Would run again. Well organised, nice goodie bag. Pretty flat too. It was totally freezing last year but you can't do much about the weather!!
I did last years and thought it was really well organized, hope its still the case as they have upped the entries to 3000.
I did last year & it is very well organised but there were only a relativey small number of runners to deal with, I wouldn't say it was a pb course though unless you run in the first pen as its out & back on very narrow cycle paths which are open to the public so you are having to run around dog walkers/spectators & in some places I had to completely stop to let the faster runners through gate cycle gate things, no road closures & running over decking across lakes. It was picturesque, I did enjoy it but not enough to enter again & shallow as I am it did annoy me that there was no medal..
was going too add that it's probably a gd marathon training race but if its your first half & you'd like the atmosphere/pomp of a huge event then this is not the race for you, though give it 5/10 years to grow & for the council /police to sort out road closures & it'll prob be ace.
I couldn't do it last year due to injury. Am looking forward to running in my home town this year.
My friend said it was a good course last year. This year will be different, looking forward to finishing in Rodney Parade.
I'm hearing information that the route is changing for this year? Anyone know what this is yet? I've had a look at the website but nothing on there. Hopefully it's nice and flat as I fancy a stab at a PB before I head off to do London in April...
Arrrggghhhhhh seems registration is now closed I really wanted to do it this year booooo
Has anyone by chance entered this and is unable to do it ? If so i would be willing to buy their entry off them.
Any news how to enter, I'm suprised they have closed entry all ready
Great Reccy Peter... I'm no expert on Newport geography but that puts my mind at rest with what sounds like a reasonably flat and fast course. I'm hoping to have a right old bash at my 5 year old PB so fingers crossed we get decent weather too...
Rain at 10am on Sunday, so got to go for a pb.
Coming up from Somerset for the first time so looking forward to the race.
Ran this race yesterday and got a PB of 1:38. Really please with that. The course was well marshaled, the major downfall was the start and finish line. Pot holes everywhere and when you crossed the line you ran straight into a bog and massive pot holes. Not good. Last years venue was much better.
Positives: Excellent, friendly support
Ample drinks stations
and as Paul said super marshalling
Thankyou and well done to all concerned
well organised race.great marshalling..enjoyed the course.ws worried that it would be too busy but didn't have a problem the entire route,.....
the finish wasn't the best with all the digging going on there.......I measured it long which nearly scupperred my PB but managed to keep strong and get a shiny new PB..#
would recommend to all......
My Garmin clocked it at 13.25 (and I forgot to stop it when I finished the race), both Cardiff Halfs that I've run were longer than that for me.
I thought it was a great race though, with fantastic marshaling and would definitely consider doing it again.
Mine made it 13.14 so I was pretty pleased with that. It was the .14 that did for me though. Thought if I ran und 8.30 throughout I would break 1:50. Knew about the last little bit but disregarded it thinking 'oh i'll just sprint that to get under'. Silly mistake of course because by thenit's too late.Did 1.51.03 and kicking myself because I could easily have made that up on some of those lovely downhill stretches when I was consciously holing myself back. Never mind enjoyed the race.