Strathearn Harriers - New Year's Day Run 2014


Here’s a selection of what people have been saying about the 2016 Strathearn Marathon:

I would just like to say what a wonderful marathon with such friendly marshals. The hospitality at the end was magnificent. I would definitely recommend this marathon to anyone who wants something different from the big city marathons, it is a fab event. Francis Gilroy

Absolute pleasure running this race expertly run with great marshals. Simon Gold

Thank you to all the marvellous marshals today. Big smiles and loads of encouragement in very wet conditions. Very very much appreciated. Adrienne Aitken

Thanks to all the marshals for doing a great job of motivating us. Stacey Ogsten-Trew

Thank you for a super day out! I loved your race and your marshals are incredible. Rhona McKinnon

Thanks for a fab race and a huge thank you to all the marshals and volunteers without whom none of these races are possible. Also a big thanks for the smashing spread laid on for after. Zander Beggs

After last year being my most miserable running experience (too hot, too windy, too hilly, too many excuses), loved today, getting round half an hour quicker than I was hoping for (no idea how!). Rain is clearly my friend! Great event, thanks to all the organisers, marshals and other volunteers. Gregor Davis

Fantastic event today, one of the top road marathons I've done. Support from marshals, personalised drinks, cracking countryside, and a squirrel medal - what's not to love. Til next time.... Huge thanks to you all! Tracey Innes

A great race but surely one of the toughest marathons around! The marshals were amazing and helped me a lot when I wasn’t feeling great. They were very supportive and encouraging. Thank you! John Connolly

Fantastic event. Marshals were so encouraging and kept me going in the rain! Superb course with lots of hills, defo a challenge. Daisy Summersgill

Thanks very much for my first marathon. It was a little lonely over those hills at times but everyone was absolutely lovely when I did see them. Max McDonald

Another wonderful marathon. Thank you so much to all the super friendly marshals who gave me so much encouragement and to all who made this brilliant event possible today. I loved every minute. Sharon Smith

Thank you to Strathearn Harriers. The amazing marshals - best I have ever came across, water stations, photographers, the MC for making me feel like a celeb and joining in with my sons chants. My first and only marathon and I’m pretty sure I choose the best. Dawn Irving

Many thanks to the Strathearn Marathon team today for staging another excellent event, thoroughly enjoyed it and the food afterwards was first class. Gerry Craig

I would like to say a huge thank you to Strathearn Harriers for putting on a great Marathon. What a lovely area you live in. I was really worried about those hills, but just got on with it & loved it. The marshals were very friendly and a great support. Also great hospitality at the end. I will definitely recommend your Marathon to our running group the Erskine Jogging Buddies. Liz Colquhoun

A great wee marathon, with oodles of support from all the volunteers and other runners round the course. Great water stations, marshalling, finish, and... The Squirrel Medal! If you could just bulldoze that hill just off the A822 north of Braco, and the one on the Strowan Road ahead of next year, please ... Jason Miles-Campbell

Thank you to everyone involved in the 2016 marathon!! My favourite race ever!! First class from start to finish, not to mention the cakes after, squirrel medal and a celebrity to award the prizes. Can't wait for 2017! Thanks again. Fiona Ramsay

Fantastic run, beautiful views, (slightly hilly :-) ) wonderful support and great food afterwards. Came from Surrey and was definitely worth the journey. Can definitely recommend this run. Jayne Spencer

Having marshalled at this since it began (except last year) it was my time to run it. Didn't have great day, legs were not complying but I want to thank each and every one of you for the encouragement and support, you've got a great race and its superbly organised and its stunning if brutal route. but hey, I knew that anyway. I might come back next year and actually train for it. Well done Strathearn, you're all marvellous. Sandra Beattie

Thanks to all the marshals and helpers for making today's race so enjoyable. The pipers added a touch of magic too. Sadie Eleanore Kemp

Thanks to the organisers, registration people, marshals, water station people, bakers and everyone else involved in today's marathon. The organisation was superb, and the marshals were brilliant (especially as they managed to remain super-cheery even after hours of standing in the rain!). I felt like a VIP having my name announced as I approached the finish-line, and the finish area was very efficiently run too. Alison Downey

I love this marathon! Such happy, friendly marshals despite the rain, and I felt like a superstar having my name announced on the finish line. I got hugs from one of the ladies handing out the goody bags because I'd run faster than anticipated and my family weren't there to meet me and the post race spread is awesome. Thank you for another great day out (if a little soggier than last year) and thanks for another squirrel for the collection. Kate Robertson

Thank you Harriers and the Cultybraggan committee of cake bakers (I'm sure that's not what they are called!) and everyone who came to support! Great race and a fab day out (aside from the rain!) Amanda Hamilton

Huge huge thanks to all involved for such a brilliant event, especially to your amazing marshals! Loved every minute of it - even the hurty ones! Ruth Marrison

 I would like to thank all the organisers and marshals for another fantastic marathon. The conditions were slightly challenging and I totally appreciate how cold and wet it must have been for all the marshals! You all did an amazing job. It is such a great feeling having so much support on a run - one runner asked if I was a local celebratory as it seemed everyone was shouting my name!! So thank you again. Back to marshalling for me next year! Wendy Taylor

Yep Completely echo this, every single marshal was fantastic, really made a big big difference with your support! Can't thank you all enough! Ben Murphy

A tough course but a great, well organised and very friendly race. The marshals and volunteers were fantastic. I really enjoyed it ... and ran a pb to top it off! Craig Torgersen

Thank you for a very enjoyable event on Sunday. It was a terrific challenge, not just the course itself, but the weather, too. I just want to say thank you very much to all your marshals and volunteers. They were truly superb, and their enthusiasm, support and encouragement was much appreciated! It was bad enough we had to run in those conditions, so the fact that your team was willing to stand out there getting soaked (and still keep smiling!) was really inspiring. It was great that we could have our own drinks at a couple of the water stations - I've only ever seen that on TV at big events. I am very proud of my squirrel medal. Good luck for next year's race! Kevin Curtin