Loch Leven

Tried Loch Leven for running with a friend. Very popular destination for walking, running and cycling. The route is quite flat and the landscape very nice

Going round the lake is almost a half marathon which is ideal for training.

the route map

Very close to Edinburgh and it will be one of my favorites for training.


Although not a half marathon, it is a very popular race in Edinburgh. 13.1 Kilometers starting from Ocean Terminal to Murrayfield stadium. Most of the route is through cycle paths. Slightly uphill all the way. The two annoying bits are between 2nd and 3rd km where you have to go through all the paths of a park and the last bit at Murrayfield where you have an extra kilometer around the stadium.

the video of the route. A km is not recorded and I dont know why.

the elevation of the route

The route

Overall :

  • Landscape : 5/10 Through parks in the city. Nice but not special.
  • Non Repeating Route : 9/10 
  • Difficulty : 3/10 
  • Easy to visit 10/10 
  • Easy to participate 10/10 
  • Facilities/Organization 10/10  
  • Good for personal best: 6/10
  • Will do it again  : yes.

Bulloch - Clydebank Half Marathon

The most challenging part of this, was going to Clydebank early in the morning the day that clocks went forward. The weather was fine. Stupid mistake with my go pro, I had the video in high definition and I got a SD Error. I just have a few minutes of footage which is actually the best part of the route.

Not sure it the Union Canal reaches all the way to Bulloch but he route started in a similar landscape for  5 or so KM. That raised expectations for the rest of the route, which in most of the way it was in cycle-paths but not as impressive as the start.

The route was quite flat, good for achieving a fast time. No medal given at the end. Instant official result at the finish line!

The route 

The elevation

Overall :

  • Landscape : 5/10 Stared great but average most of it.
  • Non Repeating Route : 10/10 
  • Difficulty : 4/10 
  • Easy to visit : 10/10 
  • Easy to participate : 8/10 Limited number of runners (500)
  • Facilities/Organization : 10/10  
  • Good for personal best: 6/10
  • 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...