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CB69 yes ran it last year 1st 4miles are mostly downhill,then you got your 1st sharp climb,but it's mainly down hill or flat with odd climb for the 1st 10 miles,then it gets a bit tougher the worst climb isbetween 18 & 21 miles then it's a flat run in to the finishthe worse part is you got to catch the bus to the start which takes an 1hr to get to as they go the long way round cause of narrow roads,then you got to hang around for another hour @ start no shelter last yr it rained,but it was still a great event
Aha!! Was looking for a forum page on this! I've just signed up for this today and am really looking forward to getting the mileage up after a couple of heart scares in the past few years, but all better now!
Never done this one before so looking at the comments on the hills etc with interest already!
JENJEN84 you will love this event just you like water you will see plenty of it
I've just entered this marathon! Can't wait. Did my first marathon last week in Belfast and LOVED it!!! Can't wait til October for this one - seems no-one has a bad word to say about it!
DonJShaw - I reckon I'll start training proper at the beginning of June for this one, and will set a 16 week training plan up. This useful wee tool on the website here for creating your own custom training plan is pretty good and very flexible: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/runners-world-smartcoach/3057.html
Gerry - just discovered the Deeside line today (was running through Duthie Park). Cracking stretch for a run!
JenJen - I've entered the ballot for London too - I've really been bitten by the marathon bug after last week. I'm sure you'll love it too!!
CB69, this will be a great 1st marathon to run as the organisation, scenery and atmoshphere are wonderful. I've signed up for this for the 3rd time. I use the time on the bus to listen to my iPod and have a wee snooze .
Jenjen84, I've also entered the VLMballot for 2012. Infact it was after my first marathon in London that I signed up for Loch Ness. London wasn't a great experience for me as I had trained all winter alone in the cold with numerous layers on and on the day there was just SO many people and it was 28*C with people passing out all over the place!! It was a shock but I've entered the ballot to change the experience to a +ve one
Scott, I was looking at Brathay too. I'm Scottish but live in Bucks and was going to do that on my way up to Scotland but the date was a week out. Maybe next year as it looks like a scenic one too.
Hope everyone's training is going well.
LITTLE ZOE theres not much happening on here so i suggest you click on events as theres another loch ness forum post on there you may have more lucksorry to hear you can't do it
STU welcome to nessie all the best with your 20miler i got 20 myself tomorrow then we can relax abitits perfectly normal to get the jitterscan i suggest you check out the other loch ness forum also under events as its a bit more active than this 1