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GREAT SCOT

HANNAH EBELTHITE TAKES ON THE SIMPLY HEALTH GREAT EDINBURGH WINTER 5K, ON A SURPRISINGLY SPRING - LIKE DAY

THE GREAT EDINBURGH WINTER RUN

The last time I visited Edinburgh and climbed Arthur’s Seat, it was about 15 years ago and I was a confirmed non-runner – and smoker. I puffed my way up and stared in wonder at the fell runners who flitted past me. It was bad enough walking up a steep hill – why would you run up it? Little did I know I’d one day relish the chance.

Saturday 7 January marked the 12th year of the Great Edinburgh Winter Run – a 5K race that starts and finishes in Holy rood Royal Park. It’s somewhat of a running festival, with the 5K event followed by a 2.5K Junior Great Winter Run and various local and international cross-country races, with Sir Mo Farah and recent 5K record breaker Laura Muir among the athletes.

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