In short: Challengingly hilly, but would do it again! In full: This was well done for a first event, all very low-key, from collecting your number in the cow-shed to meandering up the hill to the start. Very warm day, but beautiful scenery. its downhill for first km, then lots of challenging hills, very undulating course. But fantastic day, lots of runners of all abilities and it was a lovely atmosphere. The only slight downside was teh bit on teh pavement at the end. The road was very busy next to it, and the pavement was only wide enough for two side-by-side... meaning you got stuck behind some walkers. But that wasnt even too bad, as a polite excuse me (if you could gasp it!) worked well! Great day, lovely but tough course, all in all, I'd do it again! Date of review: June 25, 2014
In short: Fantastic as a first timer In full: The day was well organised with trains to the start, good start areas and getting ove the start in the red zone good (didnt feel that stop start to me). Enjoyed passing the rhinos and cookie monsters!
The marshalling, water stops and crowd made the race. Could have asked for more generous support. I thought it was quite funny the folk with bbq's making a day of it! Thoroughly enjoyed my first marathon, and first London. Finish line was great and I even made the BBC red button coverage - so my gran says.
The crush after the finish was a bit overwhelming, but i found everyone in the end. My t-shirt is good, bit big but hey, I'm still gonne wear it and tell the world "I Finished VLM 2012!" Date of review: April 24, 2012
In short: Great location... but a bit hilly! In full: I had no idea Edinburgh was so hilly! But last 3 km pretty much all downhill, and I got a PB so very happy with the day - and while the weather was a bit rubbish, it was great for running! Date of review: October 12, 2011