In short: MUST go back In full: I will definitely be doing this race again. It was a huge achievement finishing it, but due to a marshalling error I didn't quite complete the distance. The location, scenery and atmosphere were all fantastic. Date of review: July 21, 2016
In short: Excellant race in beautiful scenery In full: My 4th race and probably my hardest. Wonderful people and scenery. Slight mis-organisation on th hill as noted by others. Lots of rain prior made the chalky paths pretty challenging which did leave me less confident of both the downhill and uphill - which is a lot of things race! I love it though - and a must do in my year Date of review: July 4, 2016
In short: Shame about the marshalling In full: same gripe as a few others. it's quite annoying to spend £40 on a race and have one turn point not marshalled and a significant part of the field sent the wrong way at another. I feel bad about marking this race down as the enthusiasm is immense but it takes the gloss off... Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: As ever an amazing race In full: The Munro is very much one of the best races out there, great atmosphere, amazing course... This year however something wasn't quite there with the marshalling with one missing at a key turn around point and another confused of where to send people, however even with this the race still gets a 9/10 from me. Date of review: June 27, 2016
In short: Brilliantly tough race In full: This is definitely one of the highlights of the running calendar for me. Brilliantly tough route, that takes in some excellent scenery and really tests your limits. The out and back route means there's a really good atmosphere between runners...everyone appreciates each other's suffering. This is the second time I've taken part and unfortunately this year there was a bit of confusion over the route at a couple of points due to the number of out-and-backs and the fact that some runners were doing the marathon distance. However, this shouldn't detract from the fact that this is brilliant event that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a challenge over the half marathon distance.....plus it's on a Saturday so you can go out to celebrate finishing afterwards! Date of review: June 26, 2016
In short: Almost perfect, but a one hill cock-up In full: Another great Munro (my fourth), although logistics weren't on a par with previous years. On one of the hills, the runners in front of me were wrongly told to turn around at the top of the hill rather than going about half way down before ascending again, knocking the best part of half a mile off. I don't know how many people this affected, but everyone after me did the full route, and they had corrected it for the way back.
As well as the traditional piper, cow bells had been added to help us along the way, and I love the pint glass bag filler at the end. Date of review: June 26, 2016
In short: A soft spot in my heart and soft running today In full: I just love this race, the pople the sheer bravado of such a course and the cameraderie. Each year has a new twist from weather and terrain and always a huge challenge and very daunting but with the gauntlet thrown down a challenge to me met! A massive thanks to all the marshals and Dr Rob and his fine fellows and family that make up his band of merry men and women I bow and say thank you. Standing up from the bow may be a little creaky but with a huge smile on my face. Date of review: June 25, 2016