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Are there enough Scottish Marathons???

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May 2011
12:59pm, 2 May 2011
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Shoe-lace
By my reckoning there are only 5 marathons in Scotland currently:

1. Loch Ness

2. Edinburgh

3. Lochaber

4. Moray

5. Cape Wrath

1 and 2 are big "corporate" affairs with 1000s of runners and all the buzz/hassle of big city races (even though Loch Ness is hardly a city!)

3 and 4 are low key, no nonsense races which do exactly what they say on the tin

5 is a querky one with lots of hills, off road and even a boat trip in the middle of the race.

So do we need another one north of the border and if so what kind of event should it be?
May 2011
1:02pm, 2 May 2011
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The Terminator
Don't they have like 3 ultras a week too, usually before breakfast too? ;-)

I'm sure all the Scottish fetchies will be along with their opinions shortly....
May 2011
1:05pm, 2 May 2011
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JohnnyO
5 marathons for 64 residents isn't bad
May 2011
1:24pm, 2 May 2011
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The Terminator
I do apologise, welcome to Fetch Shoe-lace

Where are your manners JohnnyO? ;-)
May 2011
1:26pm, 2 May 2011
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plodding hippo
hi shoe lace

well, they periodically havee ones on the Islands too, and Dumfries is usually every 2 years

and yes, ultras abound in scotland
May 2011
1:26pm, 2 May 2011
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plodding hippo
But you can never hav too many marathons in my book
May 2011
1:35pm, 2 May 2011
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Foxy Davy
Welcome SL

population is a factor I'm sure, there are more races in the south than the North.

Nothing to stop you organising your own ?

Where do you want one ? Loch Lomond ?

The McEnigma ;) LOL !
May 2011
1:40pm, 2 May 2011
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Torry Quine
Tell us a bit about yourself SL, we've had a few first time posters lately coming in canvassing opinions. Call me cynical.

Welcome to Fetch btw.
May 2011
1:44pm, 2 May 2011
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The Terminator
ooh, I like cynical TQ. What are you alluding too though? Marketing mischief?
May 2011
1:46pm, 2 May 2011
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Foxy Davy
nothing wrong with canvasing opinions especially if it means more marathons for all.

A marathon which crossed 2 countries would be rather cool & could even add a bit of England v Scotland rivalry - a bit like they dow ith one of the London events North v South of the River.

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By my reckoning there are only 5 marathons in Scotland currently:

1. Loch Ness

2. Edinburgh

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