The inaugural Ultra Tour Of Edinburgh was a fantastic success with 500 runners taking part. The 34.2 mile challenging course was the latest event from Rat Race Adventure Sports.
The tough, fully waymarked, mixed terrain running journey round Edinburgh, took runners down the Royal Mile to the finish at Murrayfield Stadium.
Runners travelled through the streets, alleyways and parklands of the city centre, on to hills, up crags, along rivers and canals and past monuments, museums, seats of royalty and government; from the occasional sojourn totally off road to enjoy the hill top views of three Pentland Hills to the coastal waters and harbours of Newhaven and Leith.
Adam Rouse was victorious in a time of 4:13:40, while Nicola Duncan was the first female finisher – clocking 4:51:23. Graeme Stewart was second to cross the line in the men’s race in 4:26:24, while David Hellard took third in 4:28:45. Tanya Shields followed Stewart in second, almost 20 minutes behind with a time of 5:07:48, Elaine Bisson was third, clocking 5:20:27.
Full results for the inaugural Ultra Tour Of Edinburgh can be found on our Race Listing page.