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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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2015 Event : Advance info

Date:  Sunday 21st June 2015.    Challenge 9:45am;    Race 10:15am.

The event is now FULL (on 3rd Feb), 650 entries all taken.

Sorry, can't take any more;   no waiting list;  no transfers;  no on-the-day entries.

All the practical information that entrants need can be found either on the entry-form
or on our EntryCentral page.


2014 Event : Report

Iain Whiteside of Carnethy won the 2014 Seven Hills Race, in 1:39:50, beating club colleague Michael Reid by just 10 seconds. Johnny Lawson of Portobello was 5 minutes back in third.

Nicola Duncan of Portobello lilfted the women's trophy, being 10th overall, in 1:52:04. Megan Crawford was less than 2 minutes behind in 2nd place, and Megan Wright of HBT was 3rd.

Peter Buchanan of Portobello retained the M50 trophy, 15th overall, with Mike Andrew of Carnethy 2nd and Willie Jarvie of Portobello 3rd. Jim Macgregor took the M60 prize, and Dutch visitor Jan Keijzers the M70.

Rhona Anderson of Dunbar took the F45 trophy, with Kathy Henly of Portobello 2nd. Judith Dobson (Kinross RR) took the F55 prize.

Team event:  'Carnethy 1' were the winning team (Whiteside, Reid, Stephenson), with the 'Porty Elite' 2nd (Lawson, Geoghegan, Dunbar). Best all-female team were 'Anonymous' (Duncan,Crawford, Horn); 2nd were 'HBT Ladies Awesome' (Wright, Mowbray, McKechanie).

Full results can be seen on the Results page.

Doublers : The 2014 list of the super-heroes who did the Edinburgh Marathon and Seven Hills 'Double' can be viewed here.

Photos around the course by Alex Oliver here

Photos by Mike Lynch, Calton Hill, including prize-giving, here

Photos at the allotments by John McCurdy here

Photos of runners finishing, by Mike Newton, here


2014 winner Iain Whiteside with the trophy.


Female winner Nicola Duncan on Arthur's Seat


Peter Buchanan of the Sporty Porty retained the M50 trophy.


Rhona Anderson won the F45 trophy; here with Dunbar colleagues.

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