Very basic really- the Inverness Marathon, just how bad is the hill?


  • Can't find anything other than "Loch Ness Marathon" or "Inverness Half Marathon".  Does the Inverness Marathon have a web site?
  • M-J , you must mean the "Loch Ness Marathon" ? Right ? If you do,  the hill at 19 miles ( just outside the village of Dores) is a decent climb and one of the steepest I've encountered in a road marathon. There may be tougher climbs in something like the Snowdonia Marathon. Anyway it is steep and quite long and comes at a point in the race when you may be  begining to feel tired anyway.

    There are some steep downhills earlier in the race that are a bit "quad sapping" . But overall it is a great race,  fantastic scenery and I'd recommend it

  • StrayceltStraycelt ✭✭✭
    Echo the above. Profile not as bad as the Hogweed Hilly methinks. It's a cracking race and if paced properly you'll enjoy. It's not breathstopping, knee trembling, snail walking painful but is a tad awkwardimage Loc
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  • It's just very long. Loads of people, including me, PB though. Plus it's truly beautiful course.
  • NessieNessie ✭✭✭
    It's not too bad really, and there are a couple of plateaus in it for recovery.  Just head down and plod on in the knowledge that after 21 miles, it's downhill all the way.
  • thanks for all your replies- very heplful and it's given me something to think about!
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