In short: The dreadful organisation and poor finish would put anyone off In full: Some of the route was quite scenic. Finish location poor for runners and worse for supporters. Walk and queue for busses back to Edinburgh a joke. Date of review: May 23, 2011
In short: Tougher than Andy McNab In full: Take one existing tough course, add some wind, rain and a blanket of leaves and you have the recipe for a healthy challenge!
I woke up on Sunday morning to the sound of pouring rain. Having had around 3 hours sleep thanks to some horrible little tykes letting off massive fireworks until 3:30am, I didn't exactly jump out of bed raring to go.
I completed this as my first half last year and I loved it then, so I thought it would be rude not to turn up. I'm so glad I did - will be back next year.
If the organisers could arrange for lightning strikes and flash floods for next year it would make it even more fun! Date of review: November 2, 2009
In short: Wonderful setting, great organisation. Will definitely do it next year. In full: Nice rural/riverside run and there seemed to be plenty of people to cheer you on. It's probably great for setting PBs, unless you tear a muscle around mile 12 and spend another 20 mins hobbling to the finish. Oh well. Date of review: October 11, 2009
In short: A few tough hills, but the very rewarding when they're over. Very friendly and well organised. In full: This was my first half and loved every minute of it. Some of the hills required a little mental perseverance but that just added to the beauty of it. Great feeling running over the finish.
Very friendly and well organised as far as I can tell. Not sure if they were official marshalls or not - but thanks to the kids who were handing out wine gums!
I hope the guy airlifted out is recovering ok. Date of review: November 2, 2008
In short: Lovely rural jaunt to start off a Sunday morning. Top hill at start to warm up the legs! In full: This was my first race outside of having done the Nike Human race. Nice friendly atmosphere, great weather and a slightly smaller field (300?) made it a complete pleasure to take part in. The first 1k hill is a bit of fun; but I guess it spreads everyone out pretty well. Looks like a good one for families with the 3k race taking place after the main 10k. Will definitely do again. Date of review: September 14, 2008