In short: Excellent organisation and scenery. Great support from marshalls and helpers at drinks stations, baggage collection etc. Excellent medal and t shirt. One of my favourite marathons. Date of review: October 3, 2015
In short: Beautiful and well organised In full: What a day. An early start but well worth the early rise and the organisers cater for every need. Even the toilet queues were organised to a T. So scenic and we'll marshalled with bikes going up and down constantly making water available 90% of the time. Loads of stations and toilets enroute. Friendly welcoming even for the slower runners (Me) I loved this a credit to Scotland Date of review: October 2, 2015
In short: Fantastic first race for my 7 year old daughter (5k) In full: I've run the marathon and 10k before, but this was my first time running the 5k because my daughter wanted to run it. She's still raving about it and asking when she can do another one. The beautiful weather added to the beautiful scenery through the islands and along the riverside and the super flat course made it only as challenging as you wanted it to be. I'd planned doing the 10k again next year, but I might be tempted to do the 5k again. Fantastic value at £12 including a technical t-shirt and a quality medal. What's not to love?
In short: A life affirming event. In full: I've done a few marathons from quirky trail marathons through to international ones around the world but Loch Ness is right up there with the very best. There was a completely joyful atmosphere to the whole event, from the Marshalls pointing the way to registration on Saturday, right through to the fabulous people in the massage tent at the end! The volunteers on the course were fantastic. Organisation was exceptional...dropping 3000 people in the middle of nowhere is, I imagine, a logistical nightmare but it was done efficiently and with smiles all round. And wow what a stunning start line. The route is great, a challenge but not soul destroying and the views were often breath taking. (We drove the route the next day to take photos!) The finish in Inverness was lovely and well supported. I'm still walking round with a smile on my face. I don't normally do the same marathon twice as there's so many to chose from but Loch Ness will be the exception and it's already in the diary for next year. Many many thanks to all involved, you give people memories to treasure. Ps big shout out to the Bagpipe band at the start... a brilliant send off.