Funding and Sponsor
Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon are still
looking for a sponsor and funding. They insist that the Marathon
will go ahead on May 27, but if the funding and sponsor are not found
there is likely to be no TV coverage or elite section in the event.
The number of entries received by September 2006
was over 1000; 75% up on the same time last year.
A new course is proposed for the 2007 Marathon,
heading to the east from the centre of Edinburgh along the Firth of Forth
to Gosford, then back to Musselburgh, ending at Musselburgh Race Course.
The course is flatter and should be faster than previous years' courses:
Start: Princes Street
End: Musselburgh (Race Course)
Edinburgh Evening News -
September 7, 2006.
Edinburgh Evening News - September 25, 2006,