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Sarah Myers chose to defer her London marathon place to give precedence to this fabulous event due to Covid-19. This event has been on Sarah’s radar for a long time and she was looking forward to giving it her all. However misfortune has plagued her with a niggling knee injury threatening to put paid to running at all. Sarah being Sarah though displayed her usual resilience and decided to ‘carry on regardless’. The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon is quite possibly one of the most stunning marathons in the world. With spectacular scenery, fantastic atmosphere and a truly memorable experience – it’s no wonder it is on the bucket list for so many runners from around the world. “Breathtakingly beautiful”, “friendly atmosphere”, “flawless organisation”, “felt like a festival not just a race” are just some of the comments mooted by runners in the past. It follows a spectacular point-to-point route alongside world famous Loch Ness, starting in an atmospheric moorland setting and continuing through stunning Highland scenery, taking runners along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, to finish in Inverness, capital city of the Highlands. The route starts on the high ground between Fort Augustus and Foyers, it then drops down the banks of Loch Ness and follows the South Eastern shore. From here on it heads North East towards Dores on the Northern tip of the loch. Eventually a final half mile along the River Ness where runners finally cross the finish line in Bught Park in the centre of Inverness.
Sarah finished a fabulous time of 5:22:36