Hi Kate Rennie 2 - I can give you a lift from Gosforth / Newcastle. Only thing is I need to be back in reasonable time for family commitments. Hoping for 3:30-3:45 run then get away after half hour recovery / food fest.
Very well run, small & friendly. If you like low key races & lovely scenery it will work well for you. Probably about 400 runners I guess.
Only downside for me - the finishing clock was out by about 2 minutes - thought I'd hit my target only to later find out I had just missed it. Still very happy with 3:15 & change.
Fast course - ever so slightly uphill on the way out.
Fort William takes ages to drive to - but some stunning scenery en route. Train a good option if you are on the West Coast Line. Loads of hotels - got a decent deal at the Alexandra which is 5 mins walk from the start.