In short: Getting better but still not value for money In full: It was my second year doing it and there was definetely improvement from last year but the organisers have a bit more work to do to make it excellent race.
I can't believe some runners are complaining about weather and not being enough shade...not a lot the organisers can do about that one I'm afraid. If we want to keep on complaining about British weather we could go on for hours and hours :D
There was plenty of water this year and I'm always taking my own energy stuff with me so I wasn't really bothered about there not being enough gels etc. I don't trust what they give on the day anyway and prefer to use my own things that I konw will work with my stomach.
There were too few toilets at the start. There is space for more and with the amount of runners they are getting in they should double if not triple the amount of loos at the start. People must have been late to the start line.
The course...it's nice and easy and definetely better second time around when you know what's coming. For people wanting to run in Edinburgh City Centre I'd recommend Rock'n Roll half marathon which I think is run in April. It's more scenic, very hilly and no chance for PB. I personally do prefer running away from the city and the cool breeze from the sea was nice.
I'm planning to do it again next year. Date of review: May 29, 2012