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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.
[Course Information]

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, Sunday 19th June.


The winner of the race was Eoin Lennon (Carnethy) in 1:35:53
2nd was Sasha Chepelin (Carnethy), and 3rd was Charlie Houston (HBT).

The female winner was Morag McClelland (HBT) in 2:01:08
2nd was Chloe Haines (Corstorphine), and 3rd was Grainne Neary.

The M50 trophy was retained by Andrew Macrae (Carnethy), with the M60 prize being taken by Willie Jarvie (Portobello) , and the M70 prize by Jimmy Hudson.

First F45 was Julie Atkinson (Lothian RC), with Rhona Anderson first F55.

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Full Results via 'Results' page.


*** Video of the event by Jim Sheach is HERE

Another video by Gavin Dougan HERE


Allotments photos HERE


Prize-giving photos...

Race winner: Eoin Lennon

Female winner: Morag McClelland

2nd woman, Chloe Haines

M50 winner, Andrew Macrae

M60 winner, Willie Jarvie

M70 winner, Jimmy Hudson

Rhona Anderson, best female vet (again)

2nd team: Macrae / Whiteside / Muir

Best Dutch runner, Marijn Rodenburg


Three heroic Challengers

The 7H workers at Blackford just get younger and younger!

Rosanne Teeuwen from Rotterdam approaching the allotments

Piper Harry Stutchfield at Blackford





2010-2019 cumulative results, by surname download here



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