In short: Well organised, shame about the weather! In full: I think Edinburgh was one of the few places in the UK on Sunday that was cold and wet!
Anyway, to the race...
The Meadowbank stadium was easy to find, though from a spectator point of view, more information would have been useful regarding local buses on the day given that the finish was 5 miles away from the start.
Lots of lucozade was being handed out, and then after a bit of waiting around we went to the various pens. What was a slight pity (not the organisers fault I must stress) was that there were several people in the wrong starting pens - as we had to exit the stadium through a fairly narrow gate, I had to do a fair bit of weaving in and out of runners who almost stopped right in front of me.
Also, did anyone see Sir Chris Hoy?
The course itself is very flat, with several water/lucozade stations. If there hadn't been a headwind I think there would have been some even quicker times (not that it stopped the guy who won - he was rapid!). May have been nicer to run more in the city centre, but that's not always feasible.
Support on the course was good given the weather, and having the finish with a grandstand worked well. Medal/shirt/bag a nice combo to take home, and the shuttle bus back to Meadowbank was there ready and waiting.
It works out as a good weekend away - see the sights of Edinburgh on Saturday, run Sunday morning and have a leisurely afternoon before travelling back home. Will have a go next year! Date of review: April 18, 2010