In short: Truly Amazing Marathon...Well Done Baxters!!! In full: Everything about this event was fantastic, and I am very happy to have been a part of it. Everyone along the course (water/drink stations, marshalls, first aiders, spectators - and fellow runners) were encouraging and friendly, and made the day special.
The scenery was out of this world, and it really helped when the going got tough!
Well done to the organizers - they did a first class job! Thanks should also go to the catering staff at the end of the race, and the pre-race pasta party.
Quality goody bag and fab tee-shirt.
All and all, BRILLIANT - will be back next year! Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: Great weather, great scenery, very friendly and well organised. In full: Did this event last year but the weather made it even better this year. No spectators for much of the route but where there was it was great. Can't imagine a marathon with better scenery, even the bus ride to the start was lovely. As last year, the organisation was spot on and the marshalls and volunteers were friendly, efficient and helpful. Big thanks to everyone for a fantastic event. Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: better than london? In full: this was my first loch ness marathon an it certainly wont be the last. what a great idea it was to have a marathon in one of the most scenic parts of scotland. i done the edinburgh marathon earlier in the year but loch ness has to be the better of the two.from the enthusiasm of the support along the route,the organization,goody bag(edinburgh take note) and the scenery it made it an enjoyable day Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: I defy anyone to find a better marathon! In full: What a wonderful race! The whole thing was wonderful, from the scenery, the hills (yes the hills!), the supporters handing out drinks and the locals cheering us on. I could not have asked for anything better for my first marathon - I loved every single minute of it and can't wait to do it again! Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: A very scenic marathon with an excellent atmosphere In full: An excellent event, very well organised. Plenty of marshals. Plenty of spectators cheering us up. The weather was splendid. A mild sunny day with the temperature around 16C. There were plenty of water stations and lucozade. And, the finish at Queen's Park track was wonderful. Definitely, it's an event that has entered my calendar from now on. Till next year Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: A fantastic race, day and brilliant marathon. My 2nd mara and I loved it even with the hills!!! t In full: I had read the reviews from last year, heard from other runners how great this race was even with the dreaded hills!! But it surpassed all my expectations, the weather was the icing on the cake this year after last years torrential rain. I LOVED IT, even though my legs were like jelly in the last few miles!! The atmosphere was great, it felt like you were running with old friends to keep you going, talking to all different people along the way. The scenery was out of this world, I'm scottish and it still takes my breath away. The hills were hard but I just walked up them as fast as I could. One day I may manage to 'run' up them but not just yet!! But in saying that my 'fast' walking was still keeping up with some runners so a bit of walking aint all bad folks.. A great finish, amazing goody bag, great T Shirt, all in all I'll be back next year for sure. Well done to Baxters, all the marshalls and Inverness for a memorable experience and a PB....... Date of review: October 8, 2007
In short: was my first race, with quite a mix of up and down hills to keep things interesting but more down hills than up. very well organised, scenic race. it is possibe for a first timer although I think it attracts a amount of speedy cluby type runners. In full: so pleased I did this race. I highly recommend it. Date of review: October 8, 2007