In short: Excellent organisation and very scenic route In full: Although I personally had a dreadful run for various reasons, the race organisation was second to none with friendly marshalls guiding you around the rural route and water stations every 2 miles or so. A lovely medal and shoe bag at the end although I'm not sure about the sticky doughnut, unwrapped, at the bottoom of a carrier bag! There were plenty of places for spectators to catch up with the runners along the route and the park setting ensured the kids were entertained during and after my run. Will definitely put one of these races on my calendar for next year. Date of review: September 4, 2006
In short: My first marathon, absolutely superb in all respects. In full: I had a fantastic day. Two or three steep hills but there was a few miles in the middle which were flatish. The scenery is fabulous, mountains and lochs and forests all in one. The few supporters along the way were very enthusiastic. Organisation was tremendous. An excellent goody bag, high quality t-shirt and hot showers! What more can you ask for! Forget the city marathons, being dropped off in the middle of nowhere and left to head back to civilisation and a fantastic reception is my kind of race!