Race name – Cardiff half marathon
Distance – 13.1miles
Runner – Laura Thompson
Approx # Competitors – 25,000
Price – £30 affiliated £35 unaffiliated
What you have show for it – Medal goodie bag with the usual banana, Lucozade water and energy bars and finishers technical T-shirt
Course Description – Flat course which showcases Cardiff as a city taking you through lovely stretch in Cardiff bay and past Wales millennium centre. Excellent PB potential
Reality of Course Description – True to description only one slight incline at mile 11ish
Water and Fuel Stations – Well stocked and frequent
Time of year – October
Why I chose this race – For me an opportunity to go home to see my parents, but would definitely recommend it – Cardiff is a great city for a weekend break.
Organisation – Well organised with plenty of marshals. Progress from the finish line relatively quick with plenty of goody bags and t-shirts.
Feedback Summary – An excellent race very well supported with big crowds a flat and scenic route with only a few dull sections in industrial areas that are over pretty quickly. Great PB potential.
Will I be back – Definitely!
Tips for next time – Put a realistic start time (or slightly ahead of what you expect to achieve). The later waves were very congested.
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