Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2014

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Sep 2014
10:39am, 29 Sep 2014
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Tigerlily
Dunno about that Jacs!
Sep 2014
11:48am, 29 Sep 2014
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katypie
I swore never again after my DNF in 2010 when I tried to run suffering gastroenteritis but having watched you all and my lovely husband I think I may be back..
SM6
Sep 2014
12:09pm, 29 Sep 2014
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SM6
Ultracat - That's pretty criminal running out of water. I suppose if it's only the first water stop it's not so bad, but still a bit poor.

Scorge - Well done on toughing it out, sounds like a bad day! Funny you mention the back spasms, that was what ruined my race in 2012. And it threatened to flair up again yesterday, must be all the steep downhills.
Sep 2014
12:33pm, 29 Sep 2014
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Daz1
I loved this marathon. I got my strategy right after suffering horribly with cramp at Brighton. Wasn't disappointed by my slow time. The route was stunningly beautiful and I even enjoyed the hills until the top of that one after Dores. My shins and ankles are suffering today but this was my favourite marathon so far. I even didn't mind missing out on water at the first station.
Sep 2014
1:53pm, 29 Sep 2014
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DoricQuine
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Picture says it all - loved it :)
Sep 2014
1:58pm, 29 Sep 2014
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pedroscalls
Well done everyone!
Sep 2014
2:01pm, 29 Sep 2014
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HappyG(rrr)
Yes, well done everyone. I did it in 2012 too and loved it. The steep downhills in first half, then the constant up and down along the lochside make it really hard. Harder than "the hill" at Dores, imho.

Beautiful mara location (still my fave marathon photo!) and I think the finishing area is one of the best marathon village areas too - massage, food, beer, music, atmosphere, just great. :-) G
Sep 2014
3:08pm, 29 Sep 2014
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ionamac
Well done everyone. I really enjoyed the first half but by the second half I'd had enough! Was glad to finish not too far outside my PB considering how uncomfortable the last 6 miles or so were for me.

It was so nice to speak to so many people en route as well. My quads are not happy today though - nothing kills your legs quite like the hills of the Loch Ness marathon!
Sep 2014
3:17pm, 29 Sep 2014
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Lemon10
Well done all and a special well done to DQ and Mr DQ, you are fabulous!! :-)
Sep 2014
4:03pm, 29 Sep 2014
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Lip Gloss
It was great to watch after my wee 10k and saw some fetchies I could shout out to and scream DQ and MR DQ home but I'll still never do a marathon...😉😉

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