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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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2020 event

CORONAVIRUS: The event has now been rescheduled for Sunday 13th September, and the opening for entries will be on Monday 10th August, 21:00 hrs.

All of the above is provisional, of course.


2019 event : report

RACE: The winner was Sam McCutcheon (Corstorphine) in 1:37:21, with Dessie Flanagan (Carnethy) 2nd, and James Dunn (HBT) 3rd.

The women's trophy was again won by Nicola Duncan (Carnethy) in 2:05:46, with Elizabeth Leason (Carnethy) 2nd, and Eilidh Yates (Edinburgh Tri) 3rd.

The M50 trophy was taken by Peter Buchanan (Portobello) in 1:55:27.
Alan Hogg (Carnethy) took the M60 prize in 2:13:06.

The Women's vet trophy (over 45) was again won by Rhona Anderson (now F55) (Dunbar RC), with Kathy Henley (Carnethy) best F45.

Team event: Hardly Bothered Training (geddit?) were the winning team , with Carnethy being the best all-female team.

Number of finishers: 513.

COLLAPSED RUNNER: Thanks to all runners who sacrificed their own times to stop and help the collapsed runner on Arthur's Seat; he is now ok, and appreciative of attention received.

Results of Race / Challenge / Teams here

Superheroes of The Double (Edinburgh Marathon and Seven Hills) here

Photos from the allotments, by John McCurdy here

High-speed video of Corstorphine here

Event video by the Sheach family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-fQcqX3tfU

Race winner Sam McCutcheon

Female trophy winner Nicola Duncan

M50 winner Peter Buchanan

Rhona Anderson, winner of the women's vet trophy


On Arthur's Seat, as taken by Canadian competitor Evan Dorward


Team winners Hardly Bothered Training

Pascal den Hartog retained the Best Dutch Runner trophy

The Sporty Porty's finest

Young piper Angus Millar playing on Blackford

All action on Blackford Hill





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