15 Apr

Sellout Field For Great Edinburgh Run

Great Edinburgh RunA sellout field will take on the Great Edinburgh Run on Sunday (17 April). The 10-mile event returns to the capital, taking in some of the city’s most iconic sights.

The course goes past Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, the Scott Monument and the Royal Mile. For those looking to post event selfies to social media, there will be free Wi-Fi available for runners and spectators.

For one runner, Alisdair Lawrie, the event will be particularly significant as the father-of-three’s first long-distance event completed wearing a running blade. Alisdair was involved in a motorbiking accident in 2000, which saw his leg chopped 'clean off'. After joining West Lothian Triathlon Club, Alisdair regained his strength and learned to adapt to running with a blade.

He said: “I was about 37 at the time of accident and I just remember being doped up after it and having skin grafted. I’m really looking forward to the event and I’m hoping to finish at a half-decent pace. I would encourage anyone who might have been in an accident or had an experience similar to myself to never give up.”

Full results will be available after the race on the runABC Scotland race listing.