The Great Celtic Trail Marathon

Running (offroad)

  • Port Talbot, United Kingdom
  • 15. July, 2017
  • Rating:

    2.3/5

  • 10 Km

    Short
  • 21.1 Km

    Middle
  • 42.2 Km

    Long
10 Km Short
10 Km
21.1 Km Middle
21.1 Km
42.2 Km Long
42.2 Km

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About the race

Race directors Adam & Graham are passionate about individuals fulfilling their dreams and developing their potential. They Both personally sees all runners off at the start and move around the course offering encouragement and advice. There are no human barriers to entering or completing the Great Celtic TrailMarathon.

We also utilises as many local suppliers and contractors as possible and aim to ensure that the local economy and south-Wales community is affected in positive manner by the event, with that support hopefully being reciprocated ensuring that the GCTM is an event that the local and national Welsh community can be proud of in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

​Being on a Saturday, we also hope that may runners and families will stay on for the weekend in one of the numerous local hostels, cabins, hotels and bed and breakfasts in the area.

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Paul Harris

Completed as a first timer in 2017

2.1

Stunning route but ...

organisation was poor. No mandatory kit needed, which imo was poor given the route we were taking and how remote it was. Marshalls were nice but not many after mile 11, feed stations poor after this point as well and limited water. None of this was passed on prior to the race. Luckily I took my usual kit with me along with snacks etc. Route not marked well in places, several got lost. One guy was up on the mountain lost, 5 hrs 30 mins into run, no wet weather gear etc. I won't be doing a race organised by these again. There's more but this isn't the place for it,

Posted on 19.07.17

Bob Mattingly

Completed as a first timer in 2017

2.5

Beautiful but organisation leaves a little to be desired

It's a truly beautiful spot, although due to constant rain and limited visibility I didn't see as much as I would have liked. Feed stations were pretty miserable really, organisers promised gels but I didn't see any at all, signs saying 'drinks ahead' when there weren't any drinks ahead, several feed stations had just been abandoned towards the end and runners were left delving in to boxes to dig out bottles of water for each other, there were a couple of places on the course which were badly marked and runners had to confer about which way to go. At the end you walk across the car park and find a shed in which are a couple of disinterested teenagers who will look up from their phones for a second and give you a t-shirt. A damp squib in more ways than one....

Posted on 16.07.17