2 Aug

Edinburgh Set For Retro Race


When runners talk about records they're usually talking about personal bests rather than the vinyl variety, but long players are the order of the day at Edinburgh Running Club's LP Run. The event, now in its third year, takes place at Meadowbank on Sunday, 19 August and is based on a race started in Houston, Texas 45 years ago.

The LP Run challenges participants to complete as many RPM (laps) of the Meadowbank track as they can during 33 and a third minutes, while listening to tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. Entrants are responsible for counting their own laps but there will be independent verification of the front-runners and prizes for the top male and female finishers, as well as spot prizes. Money raised at the event will go to local charity Cruse Bereavement Care South East Scotland.

In addition to the retro music, there is also a cake competition with runners encouraged to bring along their best baking to be judged as the race is run. There are prizes for the tastiest and best dressed cake as well as the best traybake and the judges have promised to save some for everyone after the race is finished!

Entry is £10/£12 and when you sign up you can suggest your favourite running track from the 60s, 70s and 80s to accompany you on your run.

To enter visit the Entry Central website