In short: longer than 10km- so tight at times due to numbers that had to walk 3 times in first 3km! In full: i really enjoyed this race when i did it 2years ago- but it was my firts. now i have comparrissons this is way overpriced, too crowdedat times, very steep and around 400m longer than the 10km! Date of review: May 10, 2007
In short: Kilometre markers almost impossible to spot, vastly overpriced, results on website poor (no veteran results) In full: The new 4 wave system meant the race was not too congested if you were in one of the the first 2. Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Over long but very good fun. In full: Ahh, the hills, the wind in the face - just another Edinburgh race then!
bad points: Warm up too long before the start - esp for final wave. Lack of KM markers was a pain - especially as ... The race was longer than 10K according to almost every gps wearer I've asked.(6.44miles on average!!!!!!!!) Goodie bag was a wee bit lacking in goodies. Support round the course was less than I'd expected.
GOOD POINTS: Excellent organisation Wonderful Scenery Plenty of loos at the start Good tshirt and medal Nice atmosphere Judicious use of "Eye of the Tiger" - made me smile for some of the hill :)
In short: Pay attention to the word "undulating" before you enter this! In full: This was a brilliant experience, my first ever 10K. I did however, totally underestimate the hill through Holyrood Park. It went on forever! The strong winds meant you were running to stand still, or at least it felt that way. Highlights were running through Princes Street and of course that wonderful turn into the final stretch. Overall it was a really challenging course, a lot more hills than I expected, but I can't wait to beat my time next year. Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Great run! In full: Loved it! Terrific atmosphere and well organised as Great Runs always seem to be. Strong headwind when tackling the toughest hill made it challenging but felt very proud that we didn't walk it once when so many others we passed did (though it did feel like we were running on the spot at times!). Goody bag was essentially just a t-shirt and a wafer but it wasn't high on my list of reasons for entering the race anyway and the quality medal made up for it. Saw only 3 x km markers - due to the high winds I believe. Race marshalls were brilliant ... so cheerful and encouraging.
It's an excellent race to build a weekend away with friends around and we really enjoyed ourselves. We'll be back next year! Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Great first 10K In full: What a fantastic race! This was my first 10K and I really really enjoyed it. That slope at Queen's Drive feels so much harder than it looks, but the downhill afterwards feels all the sweeter because of it. Organisation was like clockwork. Loved the t-shirt & medal but goody bag could have had more in it for the price. Water stations were great...tons of water left and I was in the last wave and i'm not mega fast, so can't imagine they ran out. Will definitely do it next year, and hopefully be able to shave some time off! Date of review: May 8, 2007
In short: Ah Cannae Goo any Faster!!!! In full: AS USUAL TOP ORGANISATION FROM NOVA, GREAT MEDAL AND T SHIRT BUT GOOGIE BAG WAS UNUSUALLY POOR CONSIDERING THE PRICE. AFEW KM MARKERS MISSING, LOOKED LIKE THEY'D BEEN TAKEN DOWN ON 'ELF AND SAFETY' GROUNDS COS OF THE WIND. ANY CHANCE OF A PB EVAPORATED ON QUEENS DRIVE AS I RAN TO STAND STILL INTO WORLDS WORST HEAD WIND. WIND WAS NIGHTMARE AND IT IS'NT THE FLATEST COURSE. I WAS TWO AND HALF MINUTES SLOWER THAN PHOENIX PARK COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. WAVE START WORKED WELL. COME TO THINK OF IT THAT DODGY COLD SAUSAGE BUTTY I PAID £3 FOR MIGHT HAVE SLOWED ME DOWN ABIT TOO. PB REDEMPTION ON THE CARDS FOR NEXT WEEKEND AT BLACKPOOL 10K AND MANCHESTER WEEK AFTER, NICE AND FLAT, SEE U ALL THERE! Date of review: May 7, 2007