SCOTTISH MARATHONS

Four marathon races were held in Scotland in 2019, Inverness's Baxters Loch Ness Marathon  being the longest running of them, having started in 2002. 

BAXTERS LOCH NESS MARATHON

The Marathon starts on the high ground between Fort Augustus and Foyers and drops down to the banks of Loch Ness at Foyers. From there, the route follows the loch’s south eastern shore, heading north east towards Dores on the northern tip of the loch. From Dores, the race heads directly into the centre of Inverness, turning left over the main road bridge and left again for the last half mile along the River Ness to the finish at Bught Park in the centre of Inverness.

 

The drop in the course route makes it a downhill course, ineligible for rankings.

 

Race winners since the first race in 2002 are:

Year Men Time Women Time
2002 Eric Kiplagat (KEN) 2:33:36 Addy Gerrard (SCO) 2:57:06 
2003 Tomas Abyu (ETH) 2:20:59 Trudi Thomson (SCO) 2:50:42
2004 Simon Pride (SCO) 2:27:58 Jan Roxburgh (SCO) 2:59:57
2005 Simon Pride (SCO) 2:30:15 Julia Myatt (ENG) 2:51:52
2006 Zachary Kihara Njoroge (KEN) 2:22:17 Helen Cherono (KEN) 2:46:54
2007 Zachary Kihara Njoroge (KEN) 2:23:17 Banuela Katesigwa (TAN) 2:55:04
2008 Ezekiel Cherop (KEN) 2:28:03 Banuela Katesigwa (TAN) 2:51:23
2009 Simon Tanui (KEN) 2:20:13 Joyce Kirui (TAN) 2:48:25
2010 Tomas Abyu (ENG) 2:20:50 Dinknesh Tefera Mekash (ETH) 2:46:39
2011 Tomas Abyu (ENG) 2:20:50 Lisa Finlay (NIR) 2:59:14
2012 Ross Houston (SCO) 2:20:24 Avril Mason (SCO) 2:54:54
2013 Elly Tarus (KEN) 2:27:21 Megan Crawford (SCO) 2:46:37
2014 Tomas Abyu (ENG) 2:22:41 Jennifer Emsley (SCO) 2:46:10
2015 Elly Tarus (KEN) 2:25:19 Megan Crawford (SCO) 2:44:50
2016 Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR) 2:20:52 Jennifer Wetton [Emsley] (SCO) 2:47:03
2017 Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR) 2:22:02 Lesley Pirie (SCO) 2:48:10
2018 Mohammad Abu-Rezeq (JOR) 2:22:56 Sheena Logan (SCO) 2:51:11
2019 Isaiah Kosgei (KEN) 2:29:31 Katie White (SCO) 2:42:04

EDINBURGH

Edinburgh has hosted an annual marathon that has run each year since 2003. Currently it forms part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, usually in May. The current route was introduced in 2007 and begins in the city centre, moves out of Edinburgh into East Lothian, finishing at Musselburgh. It is a point-to-point course with a drop of approximately 40 metres, making it acceptable for rankings but not for records. The pre-2007 courses were compliant.

Year Men Club Time Women Club Time
2019 Dan Tanui [KEN]   2:30:13 Melanie Wilkins [ENG]   2:42:56 
2018 Joel Kipkemboi Kiptoo [KEN]   2:13:33 Caroline Jepchirchir [KEN]   2:47:35
2017 Julius Kiplagat Korir [KEN]   2:17:13 Eddah Jepkosgei [KEN]   2:37:46
2016 Boaz Kiprono [KEN]   2:19:55 Eddah Jepkosgei [KEN]   2:39:53
2015 Peter Wanjiru [KEN]   2:19:36 Joan Kigen [KEN]   2:39:43
2014 David Toniok [KEN]   2:15:33 Kateryna Stetsenko [UKR]   2:36:07
2013 Tola Lema [ETH]   2:15:32 Risper Kimaiyo [KEN]   2:35:57
2012 John Mutai [KEN]   2:19:52 Natalia Lehonkova [UKR]   2:39:48
2011 Phil Nicholls [ENG]   2:19:21 Nicola De Luca [ITA]   2:41:45
2010 Steve Littler [ENG]   2:26:30 Sarah Gee [ENG]   2:38:14
2009 Martin Williams TIP 2:18:24 Holly Rush [ENG]   2:41:38
2008 Paul McNamara [IRL]   2:25:06 Pauline Powell [ENG]   2:47:57
2007 Ian Grime [ENG]   2:32:00 Fiona Matheson FVH 2:54:48
2006 Joseph Mbithi [KEN]   2:15:46 Angela Howe LHH 2:51:41
2005 Zachary Kihara [KEN]   2:15:26 Zinaida Semenova [RUS]   2:33:36
2004 John Mutai [KEN]   2:21:45 Walentyna Poltawska [UKR]   2:47:24
2003 Frank McGowan RAC 2:35:21 Michaela McCallum [ENG]   2:48:06

STIRLING

The first marathon was held in 2017 as the Stirling Scottish Marathon. In 2018 and 2019 it received sponsorship and was retitled the Great Stirling Run. In 2020, it will revert back to its original name.

Year Men Club Time Women Club Time
2019 Michael Wright CEN 2:29:32 Jennifer Wetton CEN 2:56:06 
2018 Michael Wright CEN 2:29:19 Alison McGill FIF 3:02:35
2017 Andrew Lemoncello FIF 2:25:01 Lesley Pirie VPG 2:47:48

STRATHEARN

The Strathearn marathon commenced in 2012 and has been run annually since. The route follows predominantly quiet B roads in Strathearn, starting and finishing at the Cultybraggan Camp just outside Comrie, with about 1500 feet of ascent.

Year Men Club Time Women Club Time
2019 Jason Kelly SHV 2:43:36 Janet Dickson   3:13:46
2018 Roger van Gompel DHH 2:52:12 Jillian Gordon KIN 3:18:30
2017 Rich Myers   2:50:48 Fiona Ramsay   3:12:55
2016 Roger van Gompel DHH 2:45:31 Fiona Ramsay   3:06:00
2015 David Gow    2:53:18 Fiona Ramsay    3:05:59
2014 Scott Bradley CNG 2:44:42 Victoria Hunter   3:07:30
2013 Roger van Gompel DHH 2:39:33 Fionna Cameron HAR 3:08:10
2012 Will Beauchamp [ENG]   2:45:06 Gail Murdoch CNG 3:12.25

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