In short: shambles at the end of the race In full: It’s called the Edinburgh Marathon, but it should be renamed the Scottish Coastal Marathon as at no point did the city itself come into play, which was disappointing. It could be brilliant if they took a leaf out of Paris or London’s book. The race itself was fairly well organised but crowds were thin on the ground due to the remote location of the run. The wind (howling hurricane) really took its toll on everyone on the return leg, but you can expect this with running on the coast most days, the weather was a major part of the race. Drink stations were well run, but the end of the race was a complete shambles, the runners were funnelled through a small area to collect, medals, goody bags and then your belongings after which you hit a metal barrier which allowed one person at a time out! This was a disgrace as family and friends were stood on the opposite side which backed onto a road and it was crowded and unsafe. There was a meeting point, but due to the confusion most people seemed to miss this, my wife with a pram and child came to meet me at the end, but we could not find each other. Runners then had to walk about 2 miles, to catch a bus back to city centre! Why the organisers thought it was a good idea to finish the race in the middle of nowhere and make runners walk miles to catch a bus I will never understand, Once at the bus area, you had to join very long lines to wait for your bus and after running a marathon, this was the last thing anyone wanted to do.