UK 2002 Marathon Calendar

Moray Marathon

Posted: 8 July 2000

Moray Marathon, Elgin, Scotland: Sunday, September 1
Space, scenery, speed

low-key event over a reasonably flat, rural course. The race also hosts a 10K and a half-marathon.

£9 (SAF affiliated only)/£11, payable to Moray Marathon. Entries on day (+£3)
Race Director, Elgin Community Education Centre, Trinity Road, Elgin IV30 1VE (01343 543736)

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I ran the Moray marathon in 2002 in 3:11 (pb 2:58). It is a unique experience in British marathons. First it is the most Northern marathon in Britain, and runs along a coast for about 8 miles. It is quite flat because Morayshire is not near the mountains. The standard is extremely high (average time of 3:39 in 2002) and the last finisher was 4:50 ! It mixes with a half marathon in the second half (first half on its own). In conclusion it is for the better marathon runner (not first timer), but the course is flat (I should have run 3:03). If you like hill walking because of its solitude and scenery you will like this.
Posted: 12/09/2003 at 12:47

Hi Tom, I did the 10k last year and the half marathon this year and got a PB from the Half this year. Doubt if I would ever attempt the marathon as you say you would be running on your own if you were a slower runner like me.
Posted: 12/09/2003 at 16:11

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