In short: Learning the ropes In full: This is my second marathon, and although I felt that I had put in the miles for it, I was found out at the 17 mile mark. I was just so bloody cold. In the end, I was disappointed by my performance on what is a very good course.
In short: This may even challenge Loch Ness for my "event of the year". I loved every minute of it. The scenery was fab, the marshalls were the friendliest yet, and everything was so laid back. In full: Please please please make this an annual event. The massive PB I got isn't colouring my judgement at all! Date of review: April 4, 2006
In short: Well worth the get up at 06.00 and a two hour drive. In full: Very good and a pb of 3.26 (my 18th marathon). Very sparse support, no media coverage, no front line photo. Well marshalled, good mile markers, good food. Military shirt at end, not a good idea. If more run it, it might be spoilt! Date of review: March 23, 2006
In short: Brilliant scenery and good weather made this an excellent start to spring In full: Very picturesque run, particularly with the snow capped hills in the distance. Weather was pretty perfect for running and organisation of the race was just about spot-on. Definitely one to run again. Date of review: March 22, 2006
In short: Great race, ideal for beginners like me, it was my first marathon. In full: Well organised race. Good course, great value. Hope a few more people find out about it, the event deserves a bigger field. Well marshalled with loads of water stations. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: A great racing experience - let's make more people aware in future In full: A thoroughly enjoyable experience from start to finish (well, mainly). Great organisation, friendly runners, a smashing course , great running weather and wonderful hospitality at the end. A real delight. Some more support on the road would have been nice and probably attainable, but it seems no one in and around Dumries had any idea that the race was on - even on race day. I'd be more than glas to see this race appear on an annual basis. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: Very well organised marathon. Marshalls were friendly and water stations had sweets and biscuits. Weather was near perfect. Amazed the police stopped the traffic on major roundabout until every runner was through. Will be back. Date of review: March 20, 2006
In short: organisation clockwork until mile 24.But nearly got lost at the end and finish not obvious.Please dont expect us to be capable of navigation at the end of a marathon.Marshals bloody superb though otherwise Date of review: March 20, 2006