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Loch Rannoch Marathon – 14th October 2018 – by Barry McDonald

Although I’ve been playing football for a number of years, I only really starting running properly (rather than for football training) this year. I had done Montrose Parkrun a few times, entered a few 10km races, a few half marathon races (including the Dundee Half DRAM where I was the first BRR member home despite …

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Debbie’s Loch Ness Marathon Race Report – 23/-9/2018

The Loch Ness marathon was a bit of an afterthought on my race calendar. After struggling the last few miles at the Stirling Marathon, I wondered if my Edinburgh Ultra run in October might be a bit ambitious. One way to know for sure was to sign up for a long-distance event a short while …

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Marathon Special Feature

Getting to the Start Line: Experiences of a First Time Marathon Runner

Never has a race so completely dominated my life for months as this one did. I’d done two 10ks, a couple of 10 milers, and plenty of 5ks, but at the time I signed up for Loch Ness Marathon, on 11th June, I’d not even run a half marathon as I’d had to withdraw from …

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Auchterarder Half Marathon – Sunday 9th September 2018 – by David Wilson

I entered the Auchterarder Half Marathon for no other reasons that I saw it online when I was bored and “Hey, a race!”, so I clicked submit. I knew nothing of this race other than it was the first event last year; well I was in and basically forgot all about it. Training since my …