Monday, 30 May 2016

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival was on this weekend, and a few Moorfoot runners took part in the marathon and the half marathon on Sunday, 29th May. Conditions were ideal with no wind and pleasant temperatures in the morning, warming up towards lunchtime. Starting in the centre of Edinburgh and finishing in Musselburgh, the route set off with a steady downhill for 5k, then it was flat along the Portobello beach front, and undulating during the last 6k of the half marathon. There was great support all along the route, cheering the runners on. Magnus Skea ran the marathon in 3:14:49, which is a fantastic PB for him. Scott McDonald did the half marathon in 1:21:01, his best half marathon time in the last ten years, and finished in 55th position overall and in 4th in his age group. Paul Nichol finished the half marathon in 1:37:39.

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