In short: only 10k? In full: Killhope '06. This was our second venture off road - we have alot to learn. Two very steep climbs for our fun runner legs. But looking forward to next one. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Excellent organisation apart from poor water stations In full: First ever marathon and enjoyed the experience. Many thanks to the army of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers from the Rotary Club who had obviously worked so hard to make a success of the day. My only adverse comment would be about the water stations. One station gave water in 500ml bottles, which was fine but all the others handed out water in small plastic cups. I found it impossible to drink from these while running and difficult to calculate how much fluid I'd taken with the result that I finished rather dehydrated. Bottles at all stations would be worth the extra expense Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Brilliant day thanks In full: After being rejected from Marwell we were able to come right down to you Lovely well organised fantastic but hard hilly race for me people noticed they over took me on the hills then i bombed down on the downs. My right foot does not bend Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Good fun and lots of friendly people In full: It helps that I am a local but even so this was my first time running it although I have done the 10 mile. Enough people so that you always have company but not so many that it gets crowded. I'll be back next year and who knows I may even go a bit faster if I can stick to the training. Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Another beginner is hooked... In full: This was my first race after only taking up running two months ago. Despite the hills I was extremely pleased with my time, although I'm already looking forward to beating it in my next 10k! favourite moment (apart from reaching the finish line with my legs and lungs intact) was running down the Royal Mile and hearing a wee shop blaring out 'Keep on Runnin...' - it made me laugh and made me keep on runnin! You can't beat Scottish hospitality or humour! I notice many comments about the weather, but it's Edinburgh, what did you expect? I personally found the drizzle refreshing (and allowed me to be a slightly paler shade of beetroot than I would normally have been). I'm definitely hooked. What a fantastic event to have on your doorstep. And to those who entered and then didn't bother getting out of bed - shame on you!!! Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: well organised, good water stops great crowd support In full: My first 1/2 marathon. All the hills were at the beginning which in hindsight was good.Impressed by the water stations and the range of drinks. Loads of people cheering which made me feel good! Will definately do next year and try to go faster! Have nothing to compare it to so don't know if it was hard or not. Will wear my t-shirt with pride Date of review: May 8, 2006
In short: Great Run in organised start shocker!!!!! Really folks it was organised and people stood in sensible places for their pace. Hopefully GNR will be same though I doubt it!!! In full: Everything about this was well organised and I'm glad I made the trip. The start organisation was excellent with far fewer people in the wrong places. Compared to last years Irish Run which was a free for all the wave start was excellent. The price was nearly as steep as arthurs seat but the whole of the centre of Reekie was ground to a halt by the race. Weather was poor and was genuinely gutted I couldn't see the castle for the fog when I'd paid a mint to run along princes st.
Tough course that really sapped strength in three very steep climbs but a lovely downhill finish where you could almost muster a sprint. I just hope the marathon doesn't have climbs like the 10k in a few weeks time. Date of review: May 8, 2006