In short: Crowds excellent this year kept me going knocked off 6 mins a PB In full: Heat did not help, lack of toilets at start (park came in handy). Plenty of drinks available on route, but only one bottle of water allowed at the end could have done with more. Looking forward to next year. Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: hot and hilly at the end In full: It's not London, but then not many places really are. As a capital city marathon I thought the organisers did ok..there was enough water and energy drinks along the way..the seafront part was draining though as you had to continually weave and dodge seaside daytrippers!..and I agree the last three miles through the hilly housing area was torture..nice finish and although I won't be rushing back next year, I might do it again one day..but by heck it was hard work in that heat! Phew! Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Mmmmm In full: I suppose I was unfortunate, I had to pull out about half way round, was not really enjoying the experience, this time round, why? who knows. Was really disappointed to have to stop, so the chances are that I will be back to give it another go (hopefully it will not be so hot!) Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Good route, great support, loved the hosepipes! In full: I live in Edinburgh so I'm glad that everyone got to see the city at its best. The stretch from Cramond to Newhaven and the start and finish were especially good, but Seafield Road was torture. (Those people sitting in their cars opposite Carpet Right and waving their cigarettes under my nose at 19 miles nearly tipped me over the edge!)
I didn't think the course was that hilly, although I agree that the last three miles is a terrible place to have one of the biggest climbs of the day.
One gripe - the pushy relay runners who barged past in the first couple of miles. Why couldn't the relay start an hour after the main run?
Great support, especially in Leith and Portobello. An enormous thank you to the marshals - and those people in Portobello with the hosepipes ... legends! Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Very hot, but scenery made up for that In full: My 1st marathon and well pleased to make it under the 4hrs. Have to agree with others that the last 3-4 miles were definitely hilly. More organisation @Portobello required to keep people off the course and also generally to keep relay folk to the back. Needs support to grow and some course adaptation. Loads and loads of potential, may run again Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: This was my first marathon, had an excellent time which I am really pleased with considering my training runs only ever reached 15 miles. Edinburgh is a great place and everyone is very friendly. In full: The organisation was extremely good, the marshalls and volunteers all done a great job, they each can give themselves a pat on the back. There was alot of support from the crowd. Overall Great and well done to everyone. Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: New Route was far better than last Year, definitely hope it's on next year as I'll be back ! A PB was on for me at 24 miles but unfortunately the heat got the better of me and I just missed out. Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: execellant day out suberb course In full: really enjoyed my day would recomend this to any one, very friendly and helpful marshalls, loved the bit along the coast. brilliant Date of review: June 13, 2006
In short: Advertised as flat route, PB potential. Far from it, 3 mile up hill finish! In full: Heat played a major factor in not acheiving my target time. The number of competitors was not overwelming, giving you space to run. Race plan went fine until 18 miles, major difficulties thereafter. Mile markers not consistant, marshalls calling out incorrect distance to the end, difficulty in taking on different flavoured energy drinks. Tried these and paid for it near the end. Love to go back, but for a holiday only. Date of review: June 13, 2006