|Date||Sunday 19th June, 2022|
|Area||Edinburgh & The Lothians|
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.
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).