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 Race — 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 of completing one of the most scenic and challenging of sporting courses.
Lothian RC fielded five runner’s in this years race with Euan McInnes first to complete the course in 58th place 2 hours 08 minutes 45 seconds, only 7 seconds behind Euan in 59th came Paul Young in 2h 08m 52s.
Finlay Slane was 79th overall and 9th in the M50 category stopping the clock at 2h 16m 53s.
In 95th position came Stephen Malcolm with a time of 2h 19m 55s.
Christine MacVarish was the club’s only female representative and she finished in 116th place and 15th in the female classification in 2h 22m 35s.
A total of 163 runners completed the course