Edinburgh Marathon

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21/12/2012 at 22:05

Hello everyone. I've signed up to Edinburgh full marathon this year after running in the Hairy Haggis team relay (part of the Edinburgh Marathon runs) for the last two years. This gives me a pretty good overview of the spectators point of view of getting to the start line/ finish lines to watch other members of my team. Please ask any questions.

I'm desperate to find some individuals to go for evening runs as I really dont enjoy running in the dark on my own so if anyone is in the Edinburgh city centre area and wants to meet for a Tuesday / Friday evening run let me know.


30/12/2012 at 16:31

Hi All,

Ran it for the second time this year abeit 7 years after the first one. Running it again in 2013.

A running buddy is looking for a place too but the fcfs entries are closed. Place transfers are permitted, please let me kmow if you hear of anyone looking to transfer. Thanks.



06/01/2013 at 22:47
Hope everyone's training going well for Edinburgh. Just returned from a week seeing the inlaws in Ediburgh and had several great runs including one out to Crammond Isle and another through the Pentlands. I'll be running Edinburgh marathon again this year - 8th time I think?

I noticed the post about people not being impressed if you are running Edinburgh compared to London. A shame but also true I think. A marathon is a marathon regardless though.
14/01/2013 at 15:45
132 days to go.....
14/01/2013 at 16:42
Accommodation & flights booked.....gulp!
14/01/2013 at 18:58
Hi Malindi
Where abouts are you staying.?
14/01/2013 at 20:31
Premier inn, Edinburgh east? How about you?
15/01/2013 at 21:41
Just back from 2 weeks in Florida and hoping to get right back into training!! It was the Walt Disney world marathon while I was there aNd it really got me excited seeing everyone walking round with medals! Just purchased a new pair of trainers and need to get some new socks..
15/01/2013 at 22:31
I need some new trainers & socks too. Might have to wait til payday tho :-[
16/01/2013 at 15:14
I'm signed up for Edinburgh as well, and it will be my first full. I know some say that you shouldn't have a time goal for your first, but I find it both difficult and boring not to... Ideally I'd like to make sub 4 (half PB from September is 1.50.11). Signed up for RW forum today, and will be exited to follow it as training progresses
16/01/2013 at 16:06
Hi Lea this is my 2nd and for my first I had 3 goals - 1 to finish ...2 under 4.30....3 under 4.15... I did it in 4.09 so was very happy but even if i hadn't wouldn't have felt disappointed.

Good luck with training
17/01/2013 at 23:31

Hi, perhaps a bit of a long shot here, but maybe worth a go.

I'm keen to run the full marathon, but seem to have missed the boat on places. If anyone with a place is unable to run (or know someone in a similar situation), I'd really appreciate an entry transfer. I'd obviously cover all costs etc.




24/01/2013 at 14:54
Hi All
How's the snow training going?People walking down the snow covered footpaths look at me in bemusement .
I have started the Asics plan and doing well, I'm still in the pre conditioning training but I'm looking forward to bigger runs
The pre conditioning is really complicated!!! as in the way of pace.It suggests that I run at 13.26 min miles? I'm used to training at 9:30-10 min miles so I find it really hard to slow down to that pace.
Has anyone else experienced this?

Malindi I'm staying at a Premier Inn in Duddingston, which is in between start and finish.
Hope everyones training is going to plan and injury free.
25/01/2013 at 10:04
Hi Gary
No snow here yet but has been very cold and sometimes icy. Been doing a few of my runs on e treadmill but got a 12 miler today so going to do it outside. I totally agree with the schedules asking you to train slower! I have a similar pace in all distances!

Got new trainers and socks and buff headgear to keep my neck warm so hoping that motivates me to head out into the cold!!
25/01/2013 at 12:51

Hi all - i'm doing Edinburgh as well but I wondered if anybody has booked their accommodation via the offical hotels link on the EM website?  I booked and paid a deposit and it said that some of the rooms I requested were "on request" and they'd confirm the booking to me.  I've heard nothing but when I log on and look at my booking it just shows the rooms I've tried to book.  Does this mean they're booked?  I emailed them but heard nothing and there is no phone number shown on the site!  Thanks. 

25/01/2013 at 15:39
Hi Janie
Good luck for your 12 miler today and take care on the roads/paths.
I bought some new trainers in the sales, but i'm still using my old ones as the salt and ice will ruin the new ones.

Which company did you book through via the link on EMF?
26/01/2013 at 11:31

Hi Gary - via the official hotels link, but within an hour of my posting on the forum yesterday I'd got a response from them.  Funny that!

26/01/2013 at 18:12
First week marathon training snow ice and just a wee bit of sun done cross train on Sunday for triathlon in march
27/01/2013 at 19:47
Goodbye snow, Hello normal running.
Had a nice 13.4 mile run today,very pleased although my pre-build plan said to do a 7.5 miler!!
The sun was out and I felt good so kept on going, went for a swim after and now I'm ready for my bed lol.
29/01/2013 at 19:28
Well done Gary on the 13.4 mile run, ive done a 10 this afternoon and the wind was awful on the way back......it's done though so I can tick it off.
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