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Sandhurst Joggers low down on Edinburgh Marathon Festival

With the entries deadline fast approaching at midnight Sunday 6th January for the Edinburgh Marathon Festival – here’s a quick overview of the key info on how to enter, a bit more about the race, and some members’ reviews.

The Edinburgh Marathon takes place on Sunday 26th May (2nd bank holiday weekend). The course is flat and fast, making it perfect for a PB. Combined with picturesque views and friendly Scottish support, it’s a great marathon option!

EMF is a popular event for SJs, with six members travelling up to Scotland last year. For a member’s insight into the race – have a read of Alison Jones’sAndrea Hadfield’s, Karen Gill’s and Sharon Burfield’s race reports from 2018. Plus Phil Turner’s who was our lucky ballot winner for 2018. You can also read 2016 ballot winner Ian Watson’s review from 2016.

We are very fortunate as a club to receive 1 free marathon place courtesy of Edinburgh Marathon Festival which is balloted to runners at the same time as our London Marathon places. Ian Watson was our 2016 place winner, Phil Turner was drawn for 2018 and Claire Hobson is our very lucky winner for the 2019 race. Thank you EMF for giving our runners this fantastic opportunity!

This year’s event is the 16th running of the biggest marathon in Scotland and will be held on Sunday 26th May (2nd Bank Holiday weekend) alongside a Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10k, 5k, kids races and other festivities. The event always sells out and entries close on January 6th so if you are considering entering don’t hang about. Find out more or enter here

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