Event organiser : Alan Lawson
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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,
Hills of Edinburgh
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
one of the most scenic and challenging
of sporting courses.
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
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Which Event to Enter?
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
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|2018 Event : Info
DATE: Sunday 17th June. Challenge 9:45am; Race 10:15am.
ENTRIES will open at 9pm on Monday 2nd April, via EntryCentral, on a first-come first-served basis.
2017 Event : Report
RACE: The winner, as in 2015, was Dessie Flanagan (Carnethy) in 1:41:49. with Johnny Lawson (Portobello) 2nd, and Liam Braby (Carnethy) 3rd.
The women's trophy was won by Megan Wright (HBT) in 2:05:44, with Rhona Anderson (Dunbar) 2nd, and Karen Ellison (Stock Exchange AC) 3rd.
The M50 trophy was taken by Ian Duff in 2:04:07.
Martin Caldwell (Corstorphine) took the M60 prize in 2:17:03,, and the M70 prize was won by Alan Gordon (HBT) in 2:50:31.
The F45 trophy was won by Rhona Anderson.
Team event: 'Carnethy A' were the winning team (Flannagan, Reid, Hammond), with 'HBT Wreckage' 2nd (Gierjatowicz, Ward, Chepelin), and Portobello 3rd (Lawson, Geoghegan, Buchanan). Best all-female team were 'HBTF ' (Wright, Magill, Hope-Jones).
There was a record number of finishers, 459.
Full results can be seen on the Results page.
Doublers : The 2017 list of the super-heroes who did the Edinburgh Marathon and Seven Hills 'Double' can be viewed here.
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From the Allotments, by John McCurdy and
on Arthur's Seat, by Allan Wilson.
VIDEO: A 14-minute video of The Challenge event, by Jim Sheach: here
Race winner Dessie Flannagan, with Alex Jackson presenting the trophy.
Female race winner Megan Wright.
Rhona Anderson with the F45 trophy.
Ian Duff with the M50 trophy.
Johnny Lawson, Portobello, 2nd in The Race.
Liam Braby, Carnethy, 3rd in The Race.
Team-prize winners, Carnethy:
Michael Reid, john Hammond, Dessie Flannagan.
3rd team, Portobello:
Johnny Lawson, Peter Buchanan, Michael Geoghegan.
Henk Vermass and Raoul Nielen from Holland
at the Allotments.
Tsz shan Chan from Holland at the top of Arthur's Seat.