EMF Half Marathon





Route Time Lapse

Elevation

Route Map



The goody bag:

  • Medal with keychain
  • Blue T-Shirt
  • Water bottle
  • Water tablet




Overall :

  • Landscape : 5/10 Inside the city in the first half. Does not pass from all the best parts of the city. Portobello promenade is nice and can be really great when there is sunshine.
  • Non Repeating Route : 5/10 The route goes past the finish line for a couple of miles and then back. It is annoying knowing that you go further away from the finish line.
  • Difficulty 1/10 Flat/Downhill.
  • Easy to visit 10/10 Probably catching the bus home might be a challenge
  • Easy to participate 10/10 You can register up to a month before the race
  • Facilities/Organization 10/10  Very well prepared for the number of runners (many water stations and energy gels in a couple of places)
  • Good for personal best: 9/10 This is one for the best I have run for a PB
  • Will do it again  : yes.

Black Rock 5


5 Miles around the rock when the sea level is low. Unique race.

Race Time Lapse



Elevation


Route Map



The goody bag:

  • Banana
  • Beer


Overall :

  • Landscape : 9/10 Nice village and running on the beach when the sea level has fallen
  • Non Repeating Route : 5/10 Loop around the rock. It will not really spoil the race
  • Difficulty : 3/10 Flat. Little uphill. Could have too much water and wind
  • Easy to visit 10/10 Very close to Edinburgh
  • Easy to participate : 8/10 Numbers are limited and gone almost instantly
  • Facilities/Organization 10/10  Small race no need for anything special
  • Good for personal best: 3/10 Not really ideal when running on sand and water
  • Will do it again  : Yes

Stirling Half Marathon


First time running in Stirling. Both start and finish are inside the city (which is nice) and the landscape is quite beautiful. I think I found the best settings for the gopro videos.

Weather was nice. It was raining at the end but if I were a bit faster my friends would not wait in the rain a lot.

The goody bag:

  • nice light blue t-shirt
  • nice medal (the full marathon I think is better, but they deserve it I guess)




Route Time Lapse



Route elevation

Route map



Overall :

  • Landscape : 6/10 Inside the city it is nice. A little better before and during the loop
  • Non Repeating Route : 5/10 Almost half of it is the same
  • Difficulty : 2/10 Flat.
  • Easy to visit 10/10 In events like this with lots of runners might have problems parking
  • Easy to participate 10/10 
  • Facilities/Organization 10/10  
  • Good for personal best: 8/10
  • Will do it again  : yes.

Stornoway Half Marathon

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