Comments from 2009
Thanks for another FANTASTIC Stoney Half !
Many thanks to the organisers, to all the marshals, those manning the water stations, the first aiders, RAYNET, the traffic wardens & police, for another fantastic Stoney Half.
Special thanks to Colin Inglis for making our arrival at "Amen Corner" very special with his excellent piping, it was hot for us running but Colin it can't have been easy for him in baking sun. It was also great to have him at the entrance to the Mineral Well Park at the finish. Thanks again Colin !
If I have missed anyone out, my apologies, But thanks to all concerned for a memorable day.
Gordon Mitchell : jogscotland Stonehaven
I just wanted to echo the comments of Gordon above, by thanking all the organisers, marshalls, volunteers and the public/supporters for a wonderful (yet roasting day!). The only thing that was missing was the haar to keep the runners cool !!!
One of the best organised and friendliest races on the calendar. It must also be one of the toughest HMs in Scotland made all the more challenging yesterday by the hot and sunny conditions. The vest provided an unusual border for the sunburn. Finally, my son took part in the 3k and thoroughly enjoyed that too which was also similarly well organised. Well done to all involved.
Liam and Michael McCabe, Central AC
Thanks to all
Thanks to all involved for making the Stoney Half such an enjoyable experience despite the heat! It was my first half-m and I thoroughly appreciated the efficiency, friendliness and encouragement of all involved - the marshalls, police, first-aiders, water station attendees, and any other volunteers I've forgotten to mention, as well as the Stonehaven locals who cheered us on the way past. Special thanks to the two ladies who gave me directions to Mineralwell Park early in the morning, who recognised me later on during the race. You've all left me with a very favourable impression of Stonehaven - I will be back!
Many thanks for setting up a great day. Shame no haar!
Its the first time I've run this half marathon & amazingly did a PB. I thought the organisation was excellent - lots of water and great support around the route.
The Stonehaven Half Marathon has to be the most organised, friendly and challenging Half Marathon I've done. As a former 'Stoney Loon' I'll definitely be back next year!
This is the first time I have won a prize and my first half marathon. Thank you to everyone involved in making this such a wonderful event - I thoroughly enjoyed it despite the hot conditions!
The organisation was first class, the marshals and local support were brilliant all the way round (thanks to the kids for the high 5's) and the piper was awesome. Thanks to everyone involved in making this event so successful and memorable, I would of preferred a faster time but
"I'll be back"
I'll be back.......
First visit to Stonehaven and only my fourth half marathon. It was the toughest HM I've entered and my slowest time 2hrs. More of a local/friendly atmosphere than other races I've ran in. I'll definitely be back next year to try and get under 2hrs!
What? No Medal?
This was my first Stonehaven half marathon. I did'nt realise how hilly the route is, but it was the heat that overcame me in the end and I finished with a PW.
That is nobody's fault but mine. The organisation was excellent, and everyone was very friendly. I was slightly disappointed, though, when I realised that there was no medal to add to my collection.
When I travel around the country to these events, it is nice to pick up a souvenir at the end. Never mind. The memory of my day in the sun is still fresh.
I am still picking the peeling skin off my baldy napper!