Dear readers of the KF running thread!
After completing the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday, I really can't praise it enough for being a really good marathon! It was my first, so perhaps slightly biased...?!
We stayed in Drumnadrochit on the west side of Loch Ness - got picked up at 0815 on Sunday, and were dropped off at the start line about 0930 - it was an absolutely beautiful morning - albeit absolutely FREEZING !!!
Lovely scenery for the run, very similar to the home turf of Argyll.
No rain. Sun came out for about half an hour, drank about 3 litres of water over the course of the run. Good medal. Good chats with other runners. Keen to do again. 2 hills, but the gradients weren't too steep. Kept it steady, and didn't meet the big W which was a nice touch. Plentiful water stops, and the Clif Bar shot blocs done the biz.
Only downside was the 'meal' you got at the end was a portion that would struggle to be called a starter!
Get it firmly on your to-do list if you haven't already