Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2010

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02/12/2009 at 14:02

I know, it's aaaaages away yet, but I've just signed up for this as my very first ever marathon.   Looks like I'm committed to doing it now....

Anyone else planning to be there?

02/12/2009 at 20:02
I am very tempted, I did my first mara 7 weeks ago in Leicester, my second will be Brighton in April and this could be my third............yep I'm goin to enter!
02/12/2009 at 20:05
It's on my wish list for next year
02/12/2009 at 20:20
Thats it.. entry done.. im in!! C U there Sheri
03/12/2009 at 09:54

Getting excited already. Eep.

 Anyone considering the Inverness Half in March? Or anyone done it before?

03/12/2009 at 15:38

Sheri 12    I am entered into the Inverness Half and really scared as its my first.......

and i heard this year in snowed, that would be a giggle

04/12/2009 at 20:28
Lo again just did 5 mile felling ok but i beer monster force is strong
05/12/2009 at 18:57
I am thinking of entering this as my first marathon. I will be running the Great North Run 2 weeks prior but I think I will be ok with that.
08/12/2009 at 19:41

Hi all,

I am entering LNM 2010. I did it this year and it was very tough. I did it in 5:07:09. Have decided to do it again as it is a BIG challenge and I really enjoyed my week stay in Inverness.

I'm also doing Brighton in April and the Sea Bank Marathon in June which is a tough one as it is mainly off road.

17/12/2009 at 20:29

Hi all....I'm thinking about this one, but the fact that "all runners are transported to the race start" does turn me off a bit, considering there are 3500 runners.  Is anyone able to comment on how this works because, apart from that, it sounds like a wonderful run?

Thanks.

17/12/2009 at 21:44
Hi Tina,

I did Loch Ness this year and they did have a few problems with the buses. In theory, all entrants meet up in Inverness at the finish and are then bussed in convoy to the start which is obviously 26 miles away.

There was a large increase in entrants this year and some of the buses did not arrive for which the Bus Company has taken responsibility. All the buses were held in Inverness until replacement buses were found. This obviously caused problems with runners who were taking on liquid prior to running a marathon! Luckily my bus had a toilet. The start was delayed by 1 hour.

However everything else about the race was first class and I would not let this put you off what is a great marathon.

As long as the organisers take on board the problems caused and don't allow the race to get too big I think it will be OK.

Definitely one I'll be doing again in future.
17/12/2009 at 21:49
PS Hi Dave, hope you are well,

Am doing Edinburgh in May but may look elsewhere than Loch Ness for my Autumn marathon although nothing set in stone yet.

Good luck with your running.

18/12/2009 at 10:27

Thanks Goldeagle,

While I was running Loch Ness I said never again.  It was very tough for me and when I crossed the finishing line I fell exhuasted and I had to be taken to the medical tent.  It took the first aid team 45 minutes to get my body temparture back to normal.

But I have decided to run it again as I didn't want it to beat me.  Next year I'm going to beat it.

Tina,  Don't worry what I said.  This is one of the best marathons I have taken part in and I have done 11 marathons so far.  The bus problem did not take away the great camaraderie amonst all the runners and I think I speak for everyone who ran it that we had a great time especially afterwards when a group of us met for a celebration meal and drinks.

So I hope you can make it,

Merry Christmas and a Happy Running New Year, Dave.

20/12/2009 at 00:10
I am in, have wanted to run this for years, so 2010 it is for me, and accomodation already booked
20/12/2009 at 16:31
Yup- will be my 3rd time- hilly, but great. I NEED to beat 4hrs this time- 4:01.20something last year.....GRrrrrrrr- and ther was nothing I could do about it!
20/12/2009 at 18:43

Any advice of accommodation for this race would be gratefully received.

23/12/2009 at 18:14
hopetofinish-it does seem that accommodation gets booked up very fast for this race and B&B is not very cheap, £35-£45pppn, so myself, my wife and 4 friends have booked a Sykes cottage for the 6 of us for the whole week, think we have it booked form October 2nd -9th and got it for around £262 for all of us self catering, we have used Sykes several times and cottages are always top class and clean
23/12/2009 at 18:44
Tina K wrote (see)

Hi all....I'm thinking about this one, but the fact that "all runners are transported to the race start" does turn me off a bit, considering there are 3500 runners.  Is anyone able to comment on how this works because, apart from that, it sounds like a wonderful run?

Thanks.

To the best of my knowledge there were no problems in 2008 when I did it.

Met up at the Leisure Centre and got on the bus no problem.

I'd love to do it again, but just can't afford it.

For information puposes I stayed here

http://bannermanbandb.co.uk/index.html

Which is only a 10min walk to the start, very friendly, cheap and very flexible.

03/01/2010 at 22:33

hi all

im in this one too

everything booked (flights, b and b) just the training to get under way, im doing edinburgh marathon in may so 2 scottish marathons this year

happy training

12/01/2010 at 16:32

Hi all,

Well, its done. I've entered today and booked my b&b at the same hotel as last year.

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