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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 are allowed to 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 45 for a half-marathon, say) can enter "The Challenge" (starting half an hour in advance).

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2024 event, Sunday 16th June.

Julian Barrable of Corstorphine won the 7 Hills Race in a time of 1:39:32, with Charles Houston (HBT) 2nd, and Fearghas Thomson of Aberdeen 3rd.

Morag McClelland won the women's race for the third consecutive year, in 2:00:59, with Katie Carter 2nd and Lizzie Wastnedge 3rd.

Gillian Carr (Moorfoot) was first F45 and Seona Burnett (Harmeny) first F55.

Michael Smith won the M50 category, with James Mayers of Musselburgh winning the M60, and Jimmy Hudson winning the M70.

Full results on the 'Results' page.

This year's Edinburgh Treblers are listed HERE

Video of the event by Jim & Kate Sheach is HERE

Some photos by Gerald Higgins at the Corstorphine check-point are HERE


Julian Barrable, Race winner

Morag McClelland retained the women's trophy.

Katie Carter, 2nd woman.

Charles Houston, 2nd in the Race


8 Dutch runners in the Race (+ dog)


Some photos at the allotments, taken by John McCurdy...








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