|Running Tour 1. This
designed to give the visitor to our city a decent stretch of their
legs, balanced with some sightseeing. The normal route is about
9.5k long, and has a bit of climbing (you can't avoid hills in
Edinburgh). Mostly on decent paths, roads, and pavements, a little is
on grass and rough paths, as well as some steps and cobbles. Wherever
possible our running routes avoid busy roads, and with years of
experience of running in the city we're good at knowing lots of little
links and shortcuts.
There will be a few short stops to point out things of interest.
There's one steep bit (about 60m climb in 1km) which we'll walk part of.
Remember also that some of the more treacherous surfaces - grass, stony
paths, and steps - which can be slippy when wet can also be slippy when
This is about 60 to 70 minutes as a non-stop run, so will probably take
90 to 100 minutes, plus a few minutes introduction before we
start. So count on two hours.
The route might be changed on the day depending on local conditions,
but the run will go ahead unless conditions are dangerous.
Remember, this is a run rather than a guided tour. There will be some
short stops, and some explanations, but the main purpose is to have a
So, checklist for this ? Can you answer "yes" to all of these
Can you run a straightforward flat 10km inside 60 or 70 minutes ?
Are you ok with a route that's just a bit hilly ?
Are you aged 18 or over ?
Do you want to go for an interesting and varied
run which takes in some good city views ?
Watch this space . .
. . a new series of walking and running tours will be announced in due
course (in the first half of 2012), led by local people with knowledge
"Bespoke" tours can be
arranged, to start at participants'
accomodation, or with a varied route, or with specialist interests.
provisional plan is to have a city centre run, roughly 10km long,
avoiding busy roads wherever possible, but still taking in some of the
major sights and landmarks. Suitable for people who can run a normal
flat 10k in anything within about 60 or 70 minutes. By the time we have
a few minutes of introduction, two or three stops, and some road
crossings, the whole
thing will take about two hours. Some hills ! Minimum four people;
maximum twelve. Minimum age 18, unless accompanied by an adult taking
We have no facilities for storing bags or clothing.
All participants are required to accept a disclaimer against loss or
£7.50 per person (including v.a.t.) per tour.
; Any tour
will be announced here at least four weeks in advance.
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