Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon

Well I’ve done it now – I have signed up for the Loch Ness Marathon on Sunday 29th September. Plenty of time for preparation – I hope. The website says that it is the 2nd largest marathon in Scotland and runs along the south side of Loch Ness into Inverness – so no loops which is good. Nothing quite deflating than seeing the elite runners on the other side of the road, about 13 miles further on and still running twice my speed!

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2 comments on Baxter’s Loch Ness Marathon

  1. Duncan says:

    It’s a great course, Louyse, and probably one of the most scenic in the UK, especially at that time of year when the leaves are just starting to turn. It starts off quite high up on a moor (over 600 feet) and finishes near sea level, so you have plenty of down-hill advantage. However, early on there are a couple of short and steep climbs before dropping down to the lochside, and just past Dores at 18 miles there is a cracking hill which seems to go on for ages. After that it is downhill and then flat all the way into Inverness. It was my first marathon way back in 2008 and there were 1400 runners.

  2. Dave C says:

    That’s a target! Some of our members have done this one so advice will be readily available. Good luck with your training. if you need advice just ask.

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