is the Seven Hills of Edinburgh ?
Every year since 1980, on the 3rd 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 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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