Runs in Edinburgh
Runs in Edinburgh
HUNDREDS of youngsters set the scene for Saturday's Bupa Great Winter Run in Edinburgh.
The runners came despite the weather which closed Edinburgh Airport till noon on Saturday but, by some miracle, came too late to affect athletes arriving, and Holyrood Park duly delivered another glorious spectacle for television of the BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country.
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FROM the world's best athletes to fundraisers who have been in training for a few days, the stage is set for thousands of competitors to converge on Holyrood Park tomorrow for this year's Bupa Great Winter Run.
ITV newsreader Nina Hossain is set to tackle this weekend's Bupa Great Winter Run.
THOUSANDS of runners are gearing up for the biggest Chris Hoy Half Marathon tomorrow.
THEY say you shouldn't run until you can walk. So little Hector Eccles is sensibly waiting until just after his third birthday before taking part in the Mini Great Edinburgh Run.
ONE of the biggest televised events in Edinburgh's sporting calendar is due to go ahead despite the freezing conditions.
STREETS in Edinburgh resembling an obstacle course is nothing new.
ORGANISERS of the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run have been forced to apologise to around 300 competitors after a glitch in the timing system wrongly recorded the time it took them to complete the 10K course.
"The King is dead, long live the King" was the story yesterday just a couple of hundred yards from the Castle as Kenyan Micah Kogo won this year's Great Edinburgh Run.
A RECORD 10,000 runners took to the streets of the Capital yesterday for the fifth Bupa Great Edinburgh Run.
MORE than 200 schoolmates of a Scottish teenager who injured his spine in a rugby accident will sweat it out in tomorrow's Great Edinburgh Run. Former Scottish under-18 international Nick Watt is still recovering after a scrum collapsed during a schools match.
THE cameras will be rolling when the starter's gun fires at this year's Bupa Great Edinburgh Run, as the event is televised for the first time.
EVEN though he was not there, the multi world champion Kenenisa Bekele was able to help race promoter Andy Caine beat the credit crunch at windy Holyrood Park on Saturday.
THOUSANDS of runners are set to descend on Edinburgh for the second consecutive weekend, with the aim of raising £500,000 for charity.
ELITE athletes were joined by hen parties, Star Wars fans and Elvis impersonators for the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run.
AUSSIE Benita Johnson and Kenyan Bernard Kipyego were the elite winners in yesterday's fourth Great Edinburgh Run but used contrasting tactics to secure the results they wanted.
IT'S a challenge that most people would find daunting.
THE annual Edinburgh to North Berwick road race will take place on Saturday.
WHEN the thousands of runners, joggers and walkers take to the city centre streets next month in the annual BUPA Great Edinburgh Run, there will be a few familiar faces.