Posts Tagged ‘Hill Running’

A bemused group of Japanese tourists found themselves mingling with a few hundred runners on top of an otherwise peaceful Sunday morning on Calton Hill. As they took obligatory pictures of Arthur’s Seat I thought I would try out my pigeon Japanese and say hello. They asked me what we were doing. I pointed out […]

Recent events have caused me to augment my default selection of training routes. It started when I signed up for the Seven Hills of Edinburgh race. After the Rock’n’Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon was cancelled, I had been looking for another race to fill the void. Initially I dismissed the Seven Hills race as an option […]

This race is bonkers. 14 miles along city roads, through shopping arcades and up forgotten closes. Scrambling 600m up hills and bouncing down the other side, always wondering if you are going in the right direction. Avoiding cars, buses, pedestrians and, for the first time, trams. Across the fairway of a public golf course, up and […]

Saturday morning. The morning after arriving back from Tokyo. Tired and stiff, I wanted a run to eradicate the long flight from my legs. I did not fancy any of my usual routes and I wanted to try something new. A quick search provided the perfect answer – the Traprain Law hill race. Only a […]