Edinburgh Marathon

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07/12/2004 at 18:52
Ok you guys, no forum as yet (at least I cant find it).
Who is in this year??? (2005)
I just enetered for another 4 hours of absolute torture. Hope they have more water stops this year, or I will bringing along my camelbak.
Will be doing it for charity this year so it makes it all worth it in the end...doent it?
LSD
07/12/2004 at 19:12
u didnt look very hard loaded...
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/forummessages.asp?dt=4&UTN=45189&V=6&SP=
07/12/2004 at 19:54
you didnt look at that forum did u? I have already written to it. I was on about one you can access straight from the events (edinburgh marathon) page.
D I
17/12/2004 at 18:05
EEEeek! Have just sent off the form which came with the rejection from the London Marathon. I could swear it detailed entry at £37, yet the website details it as £39. Am I going mad or is there really a discrepancy between the two? Would hate to be rejected for the sake of two quid.
18/12/2004 at 21:13
£37 affiliated
£39 not
18/12/2004 at 21:22
aaa the official Edinburgh Marafun thread...

OK better bookmark.

OK firstly - too expensive
2nd course is crap
3rd why remove Arthur's Seat - best part IMHO
4th yes i'm doing it!

Also doing a 50 mile cycle before this with a bunch of fools from the Ironman Switzerland thread....So if you think removing the hill will make it too easy then why not join us ;~)
20/12/2004 at 17:58
OK I'm in this year, missed 04 but did ok 03. 05 is flatter??
20/12/2004 at 22:17
so they say, i havent seen the route. Does anyone have a link for the details? Anyone running for charity? Havent picked a charity yet...
20/12/2004 at 22:27
Course map is at

http://www.edinburgh-marathon.co.uk/uk/event/map.php
21/12/2004 at 01:24
Good luck to you all. I'm not doing it this year after the last two years but this is mainly to do with the £39 they are charging rather than anything else.

Course should be easier in 2005 though arguably less interesting and potentially tougher if the wind blows.
23/12/2004 at 13:01
I'm in after FLM rejection. With the cost of the entry fee, is the medal gold-plated?
23/12/2004 at 15:46
I'm in Also just got a good deal on a hotel now planning to make a holiday of it.
27/12/2004 at 18:29
Was thinking about it but £37 quid is outrageous - even London is cheaper. What do you get for it?
does the fee include a donation to charity or something?
03/01/2005 at 20:00
Good to see an 'official' thread linked to the event. I started the other one about the high entry fee, but still think I'm going to enter - though hope this doesn't give the organisers the wrong message that they can get away with such a high fee. Also disappointed about missing out Arthur's Seat, thought it was one of the best bits in 2003.
11/01/2005 at 13:37
Hi guys. My first marathon...Just started the training, and hating the weather. Any hints on how to keep the motivation going??
Done a few halves and 10k's, got by mainly on stubbornness and fear of failure.
Any tips?
11/01/2005 at 14:31
slick,
wait until its the foulest rainiest,windiest day then force yourself to go for a run,and if you can conquer those conditions then it will motivate you to get out running every day..
once your out in the elements its no bother,as long as youre wearing the right protective gear.
the thing is you have to do the training if youre hoping to run the marathon...
if we all stayed in and missed a run because the weather was bad,then we'd never get many runs under our belts
11/01/2005 at 15:33
i'm doing the wimps version - i.e. part of a relay team. will hopefully mean that i can be at the finish to cheer you all on though :o)
13/01/2005 at 13:25
Well that's the ballot drawn - got my acceptance last week so the campaign starts at the end of Jan !!. First time the trainers have been on since Loch Ness in October(Hi Ultrarunnerbeam). On home turf this time so looking forward to it.
13/01/2005 at 14:06
BillyB
Thanks mate. As the great Greek got would say, Just Do It...
Got my confirmation letter through, so it makes it more real now, and hopefully a renewed focus.

Gotta go, gym to go to!
13/01/2005 at 14:12
Hello! I'm in again this year too - just getting back into training after a chaotic 6 months of life. Feels good to have entered - new target to aim for.

Nice to see some old and new faces on this thread too - will it be as big as last years????

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