In short: My first marathon....but not my last! In full: Full marks to organisers! Everyone really friendly. The uphills are a shock at times, but for a first marathon you can be sure your second is likely to be a new PB if you pick a flat route!
In short: Don't be fooled by the downhill! Let the scenery distract you from the pain... In full: An excellent race in a stunning setting. Very well organised and friendly - wanted to dance to the ceilidh band at the saturday pasta party, but decided that probably wasn't the best preparation! Tough course - all that downhill makes for really, really, really sore legs, so not one for fast times, but well worth doing for all that! Date of review: October 11, 2008
In short: I still have the warm glow 5 days later! In full: An excellent race. I can only echo what the others have said about the lovely people, amazing route, surprising weather. If you only do 1 marathon in the UK do this one! Date of review: October 10, 2008
In short: What a great day, just fantastic! In full: The organisers deserve all the great praise already mentioned by others. The glorious weather (yeah really!!),stupendous scenery and a wonderful course made this my best event of the year by far.
I cannot recommend this race highly enough whether it'd be your first or if you were a season marafunner. Date of review: October 9, 2008
In short: Even the sun came out for us. In full: Everything was was spot on and straight forward from registration to the post race food. The actual run was perfect, good weather, great course, scenery and some of the most friendly and helpful marshalls I've ever encountered. One little gripe, where are all the greasy spoons in Inverness? Date of review: October 9, 2008
In short: They didn't tell me about the hill at 21 miles In full: Everyone talks about the hill at 17 miles but that was fine. The surprise at 21 miles (though shorter) nearly killed me. Glorious scenery for my first marathon Date of review: October 8, 2008
In short: Good scenery & organisation In full: Glorious scenery, challenging route and value goodie bag. An excellent day out. My only complaint was the toilets at the start made it a bit of a rush. Date of review: October 8, 2008