In short: Scotland's number one "big" marathon, by far. If you are coming to Scotland to run a Marathon, this is so much better than Edinburgh. In full: Brilliant organisation - 70ish coaches taking all the runners out to the start in convoy.
Breathtaking scenery, especially from the start. If carlsberg did race starts, it would be loch ness
Fuel and water stations first class.
Not much support en-route (but enthusiastic when it is) although great crowd support in the last few miles where you really need it.
Marshalls great. Thanks to them
Brilliant goodybag, not just random samples of stuff you don't want after a run like tea bags and bath oil. And a proper, decent, and pretty cool t-shirt (which says "marathon" unlike EMF this year), and brilliant medal.
A proper hot meal after the race! Brilliant.
The organisers of the Edinburgh marathon could learn so much from the way that Loch ness get so many things right. Date of review: October 12, 2015
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?