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Stornoway Half Marathon

The time lapse
The elevation

The map
The goody bag: MedalMetal Water BottleBananaWater(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.



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Alloa Half

The time lapse
The elevation
The route






The goody bag:


MedalT-shirtWaterBanana


Overall :

Landscape : 7/10Nice, 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:


MedalT-shirtWaterBars


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:
MedalBananaWaterCrisps


Overall :
Landscape : 6/10Interesting Route
Non Repeating Route : 6/10Half of it is the same
Difficulty : 4/10Quite easy route.
Easy to visit :10/10Easy to visit.
Easy to participate :10/10Have not found any limit in numbers
Facilities/Organization : 10/10Nothing negative I could think of.
Good for personal best:6/10Not really flat
Will do it again  : Probably Yes.

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 : 3/10Quite 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.

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.