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I missed out this year as I slipped on ice on boxing day while running and broke my leg. Decided yesterday that I'm signing up for 2011 and roped my sister in to it as well.
Who's joining me at the start line??
yeah its first of august but i think you can pre register and they will emind you the day before to register i thinks.
omg my grandad is from kirriemuir. i am originally from carnoustie but live in york now. i met a lady on here from arbroath the other day.my its a small world on this forum
Not a chance.
Got frazzed last year, and again this year. The chances are I'll get frazzed again next year. Running Paris 2011 instead.
Good Luck if you're heading to Edinburgh. Its a great day!
Hey Jaggy ... done a few marathons and as a route is pretty good apart from 15/22 which is really long and not too inspiring. Flat and fast - weather permitting!!
Ran Paris in 2008 and loved it - so going back for round 2!x!
Yep I think i'll be there.....though am still recovering from the sunburn from this year.... hmmm
Airhead - you past the 'never again' stage then?
Have to say I'll probably be back - despite the heat and organisational problems I enjoyed it. And Edinburgh is a great city for a post-marathon p*ss-up.
On the subject of sunburn I'm peeling so much I look like Nikki Lauda
I'll most likely be there. Done the last 3 years so might as well Tempted to actually stay Sunday night as well. Keep booking Fri/Sat and then driving back straight after the run, which whilst nice to get home, probably isn't the best thing in the world.
Any way, I do like my Scottish marathons, and it's a nice city. Really got to get a decent time there as well as it's becoming a matter of male pride now!
My sunburn is fine. Obviously my Factor 50 helped save me from burning too much (or having the aircon on in the car to keep the temp from hitting God knows what). Tiny bit of peeling a couple of days ago but nothing like last year when I could peel A4 sheets off my face (almost).
oddly enough, the 'never again' phase didn't last too long. When I'd stopped feeling sick (too much sun - my celebration lasted half a beer then I had to leave an untouched meal - which is unheard of for me, and return to the hotel.....not pretty!) and my legs had started to function again I started to misshaving something to look forward to. Although it does rest on whether or not my friend's mum has a charity place for London for me.
I have decided i would like to do 10 Marathons bafore turning 40. I have 9 years to do this so should be possible! And of course I would like to get a better time. I was happy with 5:48 given the conditions, but now I know I can get round I would like to bring that down. And not have to queue for 10 mins to use the loo at mile 3 should help!
So next I think will be Dublin in Oct....and then Edi or/and London next year!
Yes I'll be back, all being well.
Just signed up for Angelsey marathon in September and the Cardiff half in October and will be doing Race the train in Tywyn for the 3rd time in August it's such good fun. I'm broke now so have to stop looking for more races to have a go at.
I'll be doing it unless i get in London.
Got to do better than this years dissapointment!
This year was my first marathon, was hoping for sub 4 but came in at 4.16.58, I'm putting it down to the heat.
I've put my name in the hat for London but will prob do Edinburgh as little chance of me and my mate getting into London. I'm hoping to do two marathons next year.
Edinburgh was excellent and I now want to break the sub 4.
I've pre registered
Sandra - what's Anglesey like? Like others who did Edinburgh this year think I could have done better but for the heat and so am looking for an autumn marathon.
Will be at Edi 2011 - it can't be that hot again next year (although that's what the 2009 runners said) and Edinburgh is a great city for a weekend away. Scott S - would definitely stay the Sunday night Edinburgh has some fantastic pubs and my favourite part of the weekend was watching people in their blue marathon t-shirts hobbling up to Edinburgh Castle on Monday morning
Edinburgh - Great City
Edinburgh Marathon - THE worst organised marathon on the planet!
Done it two years running and gave them the benefit of the doubt after 2009 but 2010 was even worse. I could go on for ages about everything that was bad about it but after a poor show in 2009 they decide to add more runners and a half marathon for good measure. I think the organisers should just try and stage a successful marathon first.
Anyway I have decided to get married on the Edinburgh weekend next year as it guarantees glorious sunshine and 80 degrees +
And as for 'flat and fast' don't be fooled. It is undulating and uninspiring at best.
But don't let a miserable sod like me put you off - try it for yourself
Just done the Edinburgh Marathon myself, my first and I really enjoyed it.
The only big negative for me was the bus service afterwards...walking best part of 2 miles after running 26 miles is just not good enough.
Thank god they never ran out of water this year and the residents were just excellent with their hose pipes and water jugs for us poor runners.
Got the Marathon bug now so booked Dublin in October and thinking about doing Galway at the end of August (I live in Dublin) !
I managed to finish the Edinburgh Marathon this year. Being my first marathon I will not complain about my disappointing 5hrs 22 mins although I am now determind to go back in 2011 and kick Edinburghs butt!
5.22 isn't disappointing, at least you finished it, well done!!! I was 5.17 for Edinburgh in '07 and 5.40ish in Dublin last year. Hit the wall at mile 21 and took 2 hours to finish it!! My 'never again' lasted 2 months. Think it was the wall smacking that started the 'never again'.
Anyone know when the marathon is?