Edinburgh Marathon runners fume after paying £68 to run in rain and get 'no medal'

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Edinburgh runners have been left fuming after forking out £68 for the city's famous marathon - and not receiving a medal.

Over the weekend thousands of people battled the rain to complete the gruelling 26.2 mile long Edinburgh Marathon, that runs from Potterow in the capital to East Lothian.

However many were left disappointed after reaching the end to be told they had run out of medals, t-shirts in certain sizes and other goody bag items.

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Organisers of the EMF, that also put on a half marathon, 10K, 5K and children's events at the weekend, have since responded to participants.

Taking to social media, one runner who ran the half marathon, said: "Amazing to finish but can’t believe they didn’t order enough medals."

Another said: "I was told at the end no medals… six hours 12 minutes complete time. Exhausted and disappointed. I asked how to get a medal, I was told it was down to me to contact the organisers. That is extremely poor after putting blood sweat and tears into it."

A runner complained: "If they knew they had ordered X number of medals and accepted entries for more than that number why have they waited till tonight to make a "special order". More feedback I read gladder I am that I was only spectating today."

One person fumed: "I understand that there is an email circulating saying that medals will be dispatched at the end of June. They ran out because they underestimated the numbers. Now my point is that they can dispatch the missing medals within a month, but the entries closed a month ago, why couldn't they have been ordered then, for today?!!! Very disappointing for all the runners that completed today, well done to all of you."

One disgruntled participant wrote: "Not only did they run out of medals but they ran out of my teeshirt size too."

And a fourth added: "So many of us didn’t get medals."

It is understood that some runners have also been told to go onto their portal on the My Running app to contact the organisers.

In an email to participants, EMF apologised and said they 'didn't get the numbers quite right'.

They have made a 'special order' and expect to receive the extra medals by June and will post them to the participants eagerly waiting.

Organisers of Edinburgh Marathon Festival have been contacted for further comment.