Race name – Cardiff half marathon

Cardiff half

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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