Report from John Thorpe -
2 Mac's made the 205 mile trip to Edinburgh to take on the Marathon which starts in the City centre winding down cobbled streets past the Royal Mile before heading out to Portabello Beach and down the coast towards Musselburgh; then onto the 17 mile turn around point at the Gosford House estate into a 30 mph headwind for the last 8 miles ( enough to make grown men cry, but only in the shower afterwards).
The race then finishes back in Musselburgh.
The winner was Dan Tanui 2:30:13, 1st Lady Melanie Wilkins 2:42:56. For MAC John Thorpe had a great run to finish 93rd in 2:56:02 PB and Alaina Bond stormed around finishing 482nd in 3:22:21 PB and was 41st Lady Overall. There was 10960 runners