In short: Hilly,hilly,hilly In full: Ihave done this for the past three years and it gets better eveytime.This year was especially memorable for the lashing rain and thunderstorms that would have had moses franticallydigging out his hammer and nails!! The start was on a tarmac road leading into the park which is also where the finish is and there was 4-5 inches of running water flowing down the start line.
Great credit must go to the stewards and marshalls who braved the bad weather for our cause... thank you.Very hilly first part but its reward is a relatively flat/downhill second half.Did it this year as part of my Lochness marathon training which i did in October.
Will definately be back next year hopefully a little dryer this time
In short: Hilly half marathon. Race of two halves, first half uphill, second half downhill. Due to heavy rain had to run through a huge puddle at start/finish. Enjoyable run. Date of review: July 6, 2006
In short: glen clova is flat compared to this In full: it was an eventful race to say the least rain,thunder,lightning causing the start to get flooded. this is not a p.b. course my first 4miles were all over the place ranging from 6.40 to 8.00s you do get a breather from 5 to 6 then your up again once you get to 8 it is straight forward and you can make up some time. there is only one more climb and that is after 10 from then on it is flat.this would be a good workout if you had a marathon in 3 weeks.the conditions were ideal wet yes but no wind. all in all a good hilly but scenic race Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: Very wet, very hilly - forget PBs but enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! In full: Probably the wettest race I have ever done. Certainly haven't as yet done a race where both the start and the finish involve sloshing though ankle-deep water... Then again - the weather can't be changed... The race is certainly very scenic and very friendly. An absolute killer for the first 4 miles - all uphill, and not exactly as a gentle slope. There were a few flat bits thereafter, but the first 4 miles had taken us high enough to then have it all downhill from about mile 6 to the finish, and that was very enjoyable. I had planned to do this as a "training run" rather than a proper race, and so it was fine and actually really good fun. A bit too tough for first-timers, I think - and also not exactly PB potential, but VERY enjoyable overall. Date of review: July 2, 2006
In short: challenging but enjoyable In full: This is one of my favourites because in 2001 (when I did it for the first time) I was in the lead for about 200 m (all the leaders went the wrong way and I was one of the first to be directed the correct way!). The first 7 miles are more or less uphill from sea level up to about 600ft...if you can pace yourself well on that part, the last 6 are all downhill and its possible to do a pretty good time. Date of review: June 27, 2006
In short: 1st half is tough, but a well organised race In full: Very tough race with hills from the start and out to 4 or 5 miles. Second half is easier, but you need to save something in reserve. That said I got a new PB - so pretty pleased. Date of review: July 4, 2005
In short: this is a tough hilly race which will test your fitness too the full. If you do not set off too fast at the start you may manage the steepest and toughest hill at mile 4. Well organised and well signposted with friendly marshalls. Date of review: August 24, 2004