As I found out the hard way last Christmas, realising your potential through running can give you a sense of satisfaction. Not everyone can run a marathon or even a half marathon for that matter. It takes a lot of dedication not only through training but through your nutrition too. If you’re interested in learning more about training for your first marathon, you can read some of our marathon tips here.
One event that has caught my eye over the years is the Edinburgh Marathon Festival or the EMF for short. It’s an annual festival in the month of May and it attracts over 30,000 runners. The festival has several races available for all ages and abilities. These include the Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay, 10k, 5k and junior races.
The Edinburgh Marathon will kick off an extraordinary year of sport across the country with a line-up that includes the Commonwealth Games in July and the 40th Ryder Cup in September. The Edinburgh Marathon has a fast, flat route and is one of the fastest in the world. Edinburgh was recently voted the second best destination in the UK for a city marathon.
If you’re still not convinced then why not read some of the EMF runner’s comments from last year?
If you’re planning on entering the festival then suitable hotel accommodation is very important. Here at 4Ever Fitness, we’d like to recommend the following two hotels. The Holiday Inn Edinburgh hotel is situated midway between the airport and the city centre. The Holiday Inn Edinburgh – City West hotel is located only 1.5 miles from the city centre and only 2 miles from Edinburgh Castle. Both of these hotels have perfect positions and are well respected hotels too.
The EMF are being social so if you haven’t already done so, it’s definitely worth liking them on Facebook and following Mr Hairy Haggis on Twitter. There will be plenty of updates popping up over the coming weeks I’m sure. They also have an EMF Instagram page, so share your pics with using the #edinburghmarathon. So get social and make friends today!
If you are interested in running at the EMF then you may wish to read some of our running tips here. By following some of our advice you could shave valuable seconds off your PB. Realise your potential in Edinburgh!
Thanks as always for reading,