I am aiming to run the Crathes Half Marathon this year as a first half marathon. Has anyone here done it previously and how did they find it and any advise for me as it is my first half marathon and need to get training( and running again) and stop making excusses
I have been considering joining a club I believe there are clubs in Aboyne and Banchory, which would be closer to me.
Crathes is a really good half, this was my first half two years ago. Its a fantastic route and the views on the last couple of miles are fantastic.
There is also a club in Banchory - Banchory Running Club. It started in September last year. We meet on Monday Nights 6.30 at the sports centre. You would be more than welcome to join us for a few runs to see what you think.
Parkrun is also great, lots of friendly people. Only thing though every time I seem to go its gale force winds and pouring with rain.
My guess is 15th september, entries open in march so will know date proper then
That's me entered. I just need to get training and stop making excuses.
Really tempted: would give me a chance to see my folks in Aberdeen. Shame its on a Saturday: don't suppose doing Aberdeen parkrun first and then making my way out to Crathes is possible?
You would have time to do both - the race starts around lunch time and crathes is a half hour drive from Aberdeen. Although I would never manage both. The race is great and the views fantastic.
Just a week away, who's all in? Looking forward to it, just hoping the weather can hold for another week.
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