In short: The start/finish has changed but otherwise the same North Downs Run I love more than any other race In full: Start/Finish has changed but otherwise the same North Downs Run I love more than any other race. And good PB potential this year as the temperatures cooled. Thank you organizers and marshals. Your encouragement is uplifting and I really appreciated the magic-like appearance of water whenever I was starting to feel thirsty. Date of review: June 28, 2015
In short: There are better ways to run Edinburgh In full: Interesting scenery in the first half, just the right amount of runners on the road and great crowd support (thanks to the folks Musselburgh).
However, I feel very let down by the barmy organization.
Why not publish our results online?
Less offensive but still disappointing was the decision to have the shuttle bus service starting so far from the finish? Also, in the interests of creating a flat-ish course, they managed to pick a rather dull route for a marathon that takes its name from one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Can't wait to go back to Edinburgh but I'll be picking my own routes next time.
In short: Super scenery, organization and prizes. In full: A scenic and varied route, making use of the athletics track, the park, wood and farmland. Beginners welcome though it'd help to have some experience of cross country as ground uneven in places. Loved the prizes: all useful stuff! Thanks, see you next year. Date of review: May 6, 2013
In short: unmissable In full: Perhaps not for the inexperienced runner, but I'm always struck by how friendly this race is, from the lovely, encouraging marshalls to the camaraderie en route. As for 'value for money', I'd do it just for the scenery and cake! Date of review: June 15, 2009