26 Sep

Around The Blocks And Back

Roadblock Run

Over 440 runners completed the RoadBlock Run on Sunday (21 September). The sun shone on Arthur’s Seat as the runners scrambled, crawled, jumped, and waded their way through 10 obstacles to raise funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland.  Iain Tomb and Arianna Andreangeli were the top male and female finishers at 44:46 and 45:32 respectively.

The fancy dress element of the race was embraced by many participants including teams of despicable minions, nuns on the run, tigers and zombies! There was even a suitably themed team of traffic signs and lights costumes,
not to mention the many super heroes on hand in the form of Bananaman, Superman, and even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  

Current estimates show that over £40,000 has been raised which brings the total raised through the obstacle runs with a twist to well over £230,000 since 2009.

Organiser Alison Acosta said: “Thank you to everyone who took part.  We hugely appreciate all the efforts our runners and their supporters went to, plus the wonderful support we get from our friendly volunteer marshals. We simply cannot raise such a significant sum without their help. We would also like to thank Class One Traffic Management for our Diversion! maze, Bishops Move for our Lorry, and Burn It Fitness for our Army Checkpoint – all designed to obstruct and amuse our participants!

All funds raised will help support those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in Scotland via research, advice, support services and community groups.”
For more information about the 2015 event, keep an eye on the Roadblock Run website. For a full list of results, visit our race listing page.