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Event organiser : Alan Lawson
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What is the Seven Hills of Edinburgh ?

Every year since 1980, on a Sunday in June, a few hundred hardy individuals take part in one of the most unusual running events in the country,
The Seven Hills of Edinburgh
— a combination of road-running, cross-country, hill-running, and urban orienteering... 14.3 miles in length and with 2200 feet of ascent/descent.

It attracts runners of all ages and all abilities — from the leading distance-runners who get round in 100 minutes, to the more modest performers who may take up to 4 hours. But they all enjoy the satisfaction of completing one of the most scenic and challenging of sporting courses.
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An event of great character, and with a tremendous friendly atmosphere on the day, it's THE event that everyone — Edinburgh-based or otherwise — should do at least once!

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Which Event to Enter?
The seriously-fit should enter "The Race". Those of more modest ability (above 1 hour 40 for a half-marathon, say) can enter "The Challenge" (starting half an hour in advance).

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2022 event, Info

The 2022 event will take place on Sunday 19th June.

Entries for The Race and The Challenge will open at 9pm (21:00) on Monday 2nd May, via EntryCentral.

2021 event, Report

The Race was won by James Dunn (Corstorphine) in the very fast time of 1:36:14. with Hamish Wolfe (Carnethy) 2nd, and Scott Fraser (HBT) 3rd.

The Women's winner was Jill Stephen (HBT) also a very fast time of 1:53:43, with Elizabeth Leason (Carnethy) 2nd, and Katie Williams (HBT) 3rd.

Vets: The M50 winner was Andrew Macrae (Carnethy) in 1:50:47, with Iain MacLeod (Corstorphine) 2nd, and Neil McLure (Carnethy) 3rd. The M60 winner was Roddy Mackenzie (Musselburgh) in 2:28:00. Jimmy Hudson won the M70 prize with 2:31:47.

The F45/55 winner was again Rhona Anderson (Dunbar) in 2:16:54, with Megan Wright (HBT) next best.

Teams: Winners of the Team Prize were Hardly Bothered Training, with Carnethy teams 2nd and 3rd. Best all-female team were Hardy Bloody Trottetes.

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There were 158 finishers in The Race, and 180 in The Challenge.

Thanks to runners who helped or offered to help the distressed runner on the way up Arthur's Seat; he is now ok.

28 bicycles were noted, tied to the railings... a record!

Full results available now on the Results page.

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Photos at Braid Hill top (by Gerald Higgins) HERE

Photos from the Allotments (by John McCurdy) HERE

Photos from the prize-giving BELOW...

Jill Stephen, HBT, Women's race winner.


James Dunn, Corstorphine, Race winner


Andrew Macrae, Carnethy, M50 winner


Rhona Anderson, Dunbar RC, Female vet winner


Best women's team: Hardy Bloody Trottetes, Katie Williams, Jill Stephen, Megan Wright


Two-thirds of Hardly Bothered Training, winners of the team event


Challenge competitors Flora Fuller followed by Juliana Eaton coming down the steps at the allotments


Lee Hutchison of Portobello flying down the steps in The Race



2010-2019 cumulative results, by surname download here



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