In short: Fantastic first race for my 7 year old daughter (5k) In full: I've run the marathon and 10k before, but this was my first time running the 5k because my daughter wanted to run it. She's still raving about it and asking when she can do another one. The beautiful weather added to the beautiful scenery through the islands and along the riverside and the super flat course made it only as challenging as you wanted it to be. I'd planned doing the 10k again next year, but I might be tempted to do the 5k again. Fantastic value at £12 including a technical t-shirt and a quality medal. What's not to love?
In short: A wee cracker of a race In full: I love races where everthing is organised in such a way that you don't notice the organisation. Good directions to the car park, quick turnaround picking up numbers, plenty space in the room put aside for bags etc., no long queues at the loos, short but interesting safety/welcome brief, chip timing, well placed marshalls, medal placed around your neck (makes it so much more special than being handed it), shortbread in the goody bag and a nice cafe for post race coffee.
And all proceeds to the charity.
In addition it was a lovely route with a slightly testing hill followed by a lovely downhill, great views and even the weather was kind.
Only gripe is that I didn't know Run4It would be there, so hadn't brought my credit card. Although that may actually have been a good thing.
What's not to like? Date of review: November 19, 2013
In short: Just Brilliant In full: I always worry when I run a race one year and love it, that when I go back the next year, it's not as good as I remember. Not so with this one - fabulous from start to finish.
The trip across the dunes was tough, but the breathtaking scenery once you got out there really took your mind off your legs.
I've run lots of races where you pass locals who don't have a clue what's going on - not so in Campbeltown where everyone had a cheer and a "well done" for the runners.
Another one to add to the Permanent Fixtures list on my racing calendar! Date of review: June 5, 2007
In short: Breathtakingly gorgeous route In full: Fabulous course, brilliant organisation, people cheering in the unlikliest of places. This is the race all others should be measured against. Date of review: October 16, 2006
In short: Once again, a faultless race. In full: I'm biased, being local, but this race is just brilliant. I like running in the rain, although I could cope with a little less than we had this year. I hope all the marshalls got medals too. Date of review: October 3, 2006
In short: Wonderful. Can't say good enough things about this race. In full: Must be a serious contender for The Most Scenic Race of the year. The beach stretch was breathtaking. Marshalls everywhere you turned, and the enthusiasm of the locals who came out to watch was brilliant. A must do race. Date of review: May 30, 2006
In short: This may even challenge Loch Ness for my "event of the year". I loved every minute of it. The scenery was fab, the marshalls were the friendliest yet, and everything was so laid back. In full: Please please please make this an annual event. The massive PB I got isn't colouring my judgement at all! Date of review: April 4, 2006