Edinburgh Marathon


Having read many of the reports from previous years from local clubs there had been mixed reviews of the Edinburgh Marathon.  However, with the exception of limited viewing areas in the home straight, the organisation went well.    The weather forecast in the lead up to the race was concerning with gale force winds and rain predicted.  The organisers had two starts.  One for the faster runners and one for the slower runners, starting 10 minutes apart.  This appeared to work well with plenty of room in the pens and adequate toilet facilities.  Messages on the tannoy warned of expulsion from the race for anybody found in the bushes! A brief rain shower just before the race cooled the runners down.  Those that ran the race told me that it was scenic, most of it being along the sea front.  The last 8 miles proved very challenging with the runners turning to run directly in to the wind which increased as the race progressed.  All the Harriers had good runs with PB’s for some despite the wind.

Phil Nicholls


Male Winner

Sarah Harris


Female Winner

Paul Cleasby


Kath Aspin


Steve Guest


Rob Currie



Andrew Oliver

Nick O'Grady




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