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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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2017  Event

The date of the 2017 event will be chosen in December 2016 and made known here. June 25th is likely.

Entries (via EntryCentral) will probably open on March 1st;  full details will be posted here nearer that time.

 

2016 Event : Sunday 26th June : Report

The RACE was won by Tom Martyn of HBT in 1:39:35. Johnny Lawson of Portobello was 2nd, and Duncan Coombs of HBT 3rd. Stewart Whitlie of Carnethy was 4th, also taking the vets prize as 1st M50. Jimmy Hudson was 1st M60, and Allan Gordon (HBT) 1st M70.

The women's trophy was won by Gdawg Tindley of HBT in 1:56:29, with Eilidh Yates (Edin.Tri) 2nd. Rona Anderson (Dunbar) was 3rd, and also retained the women's vet trophy as 1st F45. Judith Dobson of Kinross took the F55 prize.

Team event:  'Carnethy's top team won the team prize (Whitlie, Hammond, Shekleton), narrowly edging out Portobello's Lawson, Geoghegan and Carstairs).

A record 455 runners completed the course.

Full results can be seen on the Results page.

Photos:

* Prizewinners below

* At Craiglockhart, by Chris Magowan...
HERE

* At Lang Linn path, by Gary Hall...
HERE


* At the West Mains Road Allotments, by John McCurdy...
HERE

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Doublers : The 2016 list of the super-heroes who did the Edinburgh Marathon and Seven Hills 'Double' can be seen here.

Race winner Tom Martyn

 

Race runner-up Johnny Lawson

 

Winner of the women's trophy, Gdawg Tinley

 

Rona Anderson, 3rd woman and F45 trophy winner

 

Judith Dobson (Kinross RR), 1st F55

 

Stewart Whitlie, winner of the M50 vet trophy (again)

 

Jimmy Hudson, 1st M60

 

Duncan Coombs, 3rd in the Race

 

Race Director's Assistant, Douglas Sime, aged 8

 

Piper on Blackford Hill

 

Workforce at Blackford Hill

Marijn Rodenburg, 1st Dutch runner, taking his coaster

 

One runner clearly had a rubbish run


 

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