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Mull Half Marathon

The time lapse
The elevation
The map

The goody bag:
MedalBananaWaterMars


Overall :


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

The time lapse.  I had an issue with the camera


Islay Elevation
Islay Map


The goody bag:
Mars BarT-shirt
Overall :


Landscape : 8/10Really nice landscape beautiful island very nice route
Non Repeating Route: 10/10Only a few meters are repeated 
Difficulty : 5/10The end is uphill.
Easy to visit : 8/10Easy to visit, 2 hour ferry
Easy to participate: 10/10Have not found any limit in numbers. The registration is by post
Facilities/Organization : 10/10I have run this twice, absolutely nothing bad to say 
Good for personal best: 6/10There 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:

MedalBarWaterOats


Overall :


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

Harris Half Marathon

The Timelapse Video
The Elevation

The Route

The goody bag:


MedalMars barSoups and sandwichesWater/Juice/Coffee/TeaCeilidh after the race


Overall :


Landscape : 10/10Hills, Sea, Lakes in all combinations
Non Repeating Route: 10/10Bus takes you to the start. No part of the route repeated
Difficulty : 9/10So far the hilliest of my runs.
Easy to visit : 8/10ferries to Tarbert , Stornoway and Leverburgh
Easy to participate: 8/10Have not found any limit in numbers
Facilities/Organization : 10/10Nothing negative I could think of.
Good for personal best: 3/10Not really. 
Will do it again : yes.

Barrathon 2018

The time lapse video

The elevation

The route




The goody bag:
MedalCandyFruitWaterAMAZING buffet
Overall :

Landscape : 10/10 Barra is from the most beautiful islands I have seen. The route goes around the island. The only places you need to visit apart from the half marathon to visit the full island is Vatersay and the airport
Non Repeating Route : 10/10Only a few meters are being run twice.
Difficulty : 8/10 Virtually no flat parts. Either uphill or downhill. Mile 11 is one to remember. Difficult not to be tempted to walk it
Easy to visit : 5/10 Ferry once a day from Oban. Ferry from Eriskay. There is the airport as well.
Easy to participate : 2/10 200 places and you have to be very fast to register.
Facilities/Organization : 10/10 Really I can not thing of anything negative.
Good for personal best: 4/10 No because of mile 11. The rest is easier than it looks but that part will slow you down a lot.
Will do it again  : yes.

Skye Half Marathon

The time lapse
The elevation
The route

The goody bag:

MedalBananaLocal BeerT-Shirt
Overall :

Landscape : 8/10 Nice Landscape. (Note: The island has by far a lot more impressive landscapes that can not be compared to the landscapes of the route. They are though in places where they can not be connected in a half marathon route and if such a route was designed it would be a lot more difficult to organize a successful event)
Non Repeating Route : 10/10Only 20 meters are the same.
Difficulty : 7/10 There is quite a bit of elevation. Not a lot of flat places to catch your breath.
Easy to visit : 8/10 No need for a ferry but might be difficult to find a place to stay as it is a popular destination
Easy to participate : 8/10 There is a limit or condition restricting numbers ( I think 1000).
Facilities/Organization : 10/10
Good for personal best: 4/10 No. This race is good to enjoy the landscape
Will do it again  : yes.

Benbecula Half Marathon

The time lapse

Elevation

Route




The goody bag:
Medal BananaMars Bar Post Race Lunch: (soup / sandwiches / cakes)
Notes:

Open road, no headphones



Overall :
Landscape : 8/10Brilliant Landscape.Non Repeating Route : 10/10 A circle of almost half of the island.Difficulty : 7/10 Deceivingly non flat.Easy to visit : 5/10 There has to be a ferry and quite a few miles driving. It is worth it thoughEasy to participate : 9/10Not seen a limit or condition restricting numbers.Facilities/Organization 10/10More than enough for the number of runnersGood for personal best: 4/10 No. This race is good to enjoy the landscapeWill do it again  : yes.