In short: Lived up to expectations, tough hills and LOTS of steps !! with a great atmosphere. In full: Had a great day and haven't stopped telling all my running mates (and everybody else) about it - maybe a few more club members will do it in two years time.
The glass momento was brilliant, probably the best I've received in 25 years of running.
The atmosphere was very friendly and encouraging - I liked the low key atmosphere at the start - half a dozen of us turned up early and were co-opted into carrying stuff up the bottom of the hill to the start.
I found the course lived up to expectations - nice variation of terrain - dirt paths, grass, steps, rocky paths, more steps, a bridge and stepping stones (under water) in a river, oh and did I mention steps? plus somehow the organiser managed to provide lots of lovely mud in June! Fantastic!
Got slightly confusing when the Midsummer Munro runners first appeared on the course round the loop down to the river but they were so encouraging when passing them going the other way during the second half - I think they thought we were just crazy.
In short: Gut bustingly difficult, but worth the phenomenal achievement you feel at the end. In full: I absolutely loved this marathon, it was tough, really tough, but great banter along the way and the fantastic sense of achievement at the end make it all worth while. Nothing will stop me from being here in 2009. Date of review: June 26, 2007
In short: extremely tough course In full: This is a very tough but rewarding race, take it very easy on the first lap. Competitors where very supportive, loved the bag pipes. Its good preparation for ultras and Ironman triathlon. Date of review: June 26, 2007
In short: A perfect race, tough but worth it in so many ways. It wasn't my legs that go we round but the amazing atmosphere. Without a doubt a running challenge that every distant runner should experience, lived up to its name of the "toughest in Britain". Bew Date of review: June 25, 2007