Stornoway Half Marathon

The time lapse

The elevation


The map

The goody bag:
  • Medal
  • Metal Water Bottle
  • Banana
  • Water
  • (I left immediately after the race so I do not know if there was anything else organised)
Overall:


Landscape : 5/10 The first part was not really interesting, but the second part really nice.

Non Repeating Route : 9/10  Only a 500m part in common

Difficulty : 6/10 Mostly flat. Some decent uphill parts.

Easy to visit : 9/10 Easy to travel. Long drive from central belt.

Easy to participate : 8/10 Do not know if there is a limit, but very easy compared to the other heb3 races.

Facilities/Organization : 10/10  Really I can not thing of anything negative.

Good for personal best: 6/10 Not really, there are other races for that.

Will do it again  : probably.




Alloa Half

The time lapse

The elevation

The route







The goody bag:


  • Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Water
  • Banana



Overall :

Landscape : 7/10 Nice, but nothing special.

Non Repeating Route : 9/10  Not really repeating. Just a couple of bits repeating

Difficulty : 6/10 It has some small constant uphills.

Easy to visit : 10/10 Very easy to visit. 50 minutes from Edinburgh

Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers

Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Nothing negative I could think of.

Good for personal best: 5/10 Rather Challenging for a PB. 

Will do it again  : Yes.

Glasgow Half Marathon


The time lapse

The elevation


The route



The goody bag:


  • Medal
  • T-shirt
  • Water
  • Bars



Overall :

Landscape : 8/10 A varied landscape from city center to parks

Non Repeating Route : 9/10  Not really repeating. There are a couple of places that you visit twice

Difficulty : 4/10 Quite easy route.

Easy to visit : 10/10 Very easy to visit.

Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers

Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Nothing negative I could think of.

Good for personal best: 5/10 Generally flat but it is not the best for a PB

Will do it again  : Yes. Compared to the EMF I have found the route a lot better than Edinburgh and people are a lot more supportive. Between the two I would always choose Glasgow

Nairn Half Marathon

The time lapse



The Route

The Elevation




The goody bag:

  • Medal
  • Banana
  • Water
  • Crisps



Overall :

Landscape : 6/10 Interesting Route

Non Repeating Route : 6/10  Half of it is the same

Difficulty : 4/10 Quite easy route.

Easy to visit : 10/10 Easy to visit.

Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers

Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Nothing negative I could think of.

Good for personal best: 6/10 Not really flat

Will do it again  : Probably Yes.


Mull Half Marathon

The time lapse

The elevation

The map


The goody bag:
  • Medal
  • Banana
  • Water
  • Mars



Overall :


Landscape : 8/10 Route by the sea
Non Repeating Route : 7/10  Around two miles are repeated
Difficulty : 3/10 Quite easy route.
Easy to visit : 10/10 Very easy to visit and you can just visit for the run and take the ferry back.
Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers
Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Nothing negative I could think of.
Good for personal best: 8/10 Mile 1 is uphill and I think mile 10. 
Will do it again  : Yes.

Islay Half Marathon



The time lapse. 
I had an issue with the camera



Islay Elevation

Islay Map



The goody bag:
  • Mars Bar
  • T-shirt

Overall :


Landscape : 8/10 Really nice landscape beautiful island very nice route
Non Repeating Route : 10/10  Only a few meters are repeated 
Difficulty : 5/10 The end is uphill.
Easy to visit : 8/10 Easy to visit, 2 hour ferry
Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers. The registration is by post
Facilities/Organization : 10/10 I have run this twice, absolutely nothing bad to say 
Good for personal best: 6/10 There are bits that are uphill, not really the best for a pb 
Will do it again  :  YES.
Other notes  :  In the video it seems that the cars are very close. This is not the case. All drivers were very careful, supporting and stopped for the runners. It is the time lapse that makes it look like this. 

Dundee Half Dram




The route time lapse



The elevation


The map






The goody bag:

  • Medal
  • Bar
  • Water
  • Oats



Overall :


Landscape : 6/10 Cycle paths, nice parks, nice place to finish
Non Repeating Route : 10/10  You start from the park, and finish by the sea side
Difficulty : 4/10 Easier than it seems.
Easy to visit : 10/10 Very easy to visit from anywhere in Scotland
Easy to participate : 10/10 Have not found any limit in numbers
Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Nothing negative I could think of.
Good for personal best: 7/10 There are bits that are uphill, but it should be a race that you could aim for a PB. 
Will do it again  :  probably yes.

Stornoway Half Marathon

The time lapse The elevation The map The goody bag: Medal Metal Water Bottle Banana Water (I left immediately a...