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A-Z of marathons L

L for Loch Katrine.  A localish race that allowed me to drive early in the morning and do the race and be home for 5pm.

Being Scottish L was always going to be Loch something it was just a matter of fitting the other races in as well.  

The Loch Katrine running festival comprises a 10K, half marathon and the full marathon.  The full marathon sets off from Trossach Pier at 0900 and follows the Loch to just past Stronlachar Pier where you turn around and head back the way you came.

The forecast was bad but on the day the weather was really quiet good with a dull damp start and the sun making an appearance later on about mile 18 or 19.  The course had a total climb of 2500 ft with some long hills.  It was a small field and there were a few occasions when no one else was in sight especially with the winding loch side road which was almost traffic free.  The majority of the race entry fee goes to charity and you won’t find gels, isotonic drinks or bananas at the feed stations.  Water only with flapjack and sweets at the turnaround point. 

4:57:0 with 2500 ft climb.