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Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run

Launched in 2005, the event now sees over 5000 people take part in the 10 mile run around Scotland’s capital city.

The route takes runners right through the heart of Edinburgh featuring amazing views and world-famous landmarks including Greyfriars Bobby, the Royal Mile, the Scott Monument and Edinburgh Castle.

The 10 mile event is a perfect middle marker for both regular runners who like taking on the longer runs, and those looking to increase their distance running.

The Course

The 10 mile route gives runners the perfect site-seeing tour of Edinburgh and skirts past some of the must-see attractions in Scotland.

Starting and finishing in Holyrood Park runners will see a number of the city's famous landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Bobby, Scott Monument and the beautiful Arthur's Seat.

Course Map

Event location

About Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is one of the UK’s most popular tourist hot spots. With every corner of Edinburgh steeped in history and culture it is a must-see destination. Whether you are a keen shopper, arts enthusiast, or sports fan Edinburgh offers a wealth of activities for the family.

Take your pick of things to do in Edinburgh such as visiting the famous Greyfriars Bobby, the National Museum of Scotland, Princes Street Gardens, the Royal Mile or, of course, the dramatic sights of Edinburgh Castle. Perhaps you’d prefer to watch a game of rugby at Murrayfield Stadium or take a walk up Arthur’s Seat for panoramic views across the city, the River Forth and the Pentland Hills.

For more ideas on things to do in Edinburgh you can go to: www.visitscotland.com

About Edinburgh

BY TRAIN

Travelling to the event on the West Coast Mainline? Then take advantage of the exclusive Virgin Trains discount: For you, your friends and family... whether you're travelling to an event on your own or up to groups of nine, you can all get up to 50% off Virgin Trains Advance Fares.

This exclusive discount on Virgin Trains is the cheapest, easiest and most comfortable way of getting you and your supporters to the start line. Click here to book now - www.virgintrains.co.uk/nova

Edinburgh Waverly train station is only a ten minute walk from the start/finish area in Holyrood Park. Unscheduled works may change scheduled train times so please check websites a few days prior to the event.

BY BICYCLE

For those travelling to the event by bicycle there will be an area designated for bike parking within the main site. There will be security staff patrolling the site but the organisers will not be responsible for your bike during the event.

BY CAR

Please note that there is no parking available at the start/finish area in Holyrood Park so give yourself plenty of walking time. Details of car parks in Edinburgh are available by visiting the City of Edinburgh Council website and following the links for transport and then parking.

BY BUS

Edinburgh is served by an excellent public transport system; lothianbuses.co.uk or firstgroup.com/ukbus for information of bus routes, timetables and fares around the city.

Travel

Accommodation

Edinburgh is a fantastic city with fantastic shops, galleries, museums, restaurants, cafes and bars so why not make a weekend of it and avoid the rush on Sunday morning by checking into one of the many city centre hotels. For more information about accommodation in Edinburgh go to visitscotland.com.

Accommodation

Top Tips

Plan your travel well in advance of the event and aim to arrive at the start/finish in Holyrood Park before around one hour before you are due to run. This will ensure you have plenty of time to familiarise yourself with the facilities, relax and properly prepare for the run.

Top Tips

Elites

BIB # BIB NAME ATHLETE NAME COUNTRY CLUB BIOG INFO
1 LEMONCELLO ANDREW LEMONCELLO GBR FIFE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES 10000M 12TH PLACE; REPRESENTED GBR 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES 3000M SC; 47:08 10 MILES
2 HUCK PETER HUCK GBR RUN FAST 49:37 10MILE; 30:00 10K
3 MENGISTEAB TEWOLDE MENGISTEAB ERI SHETTLESTON HARRIERS 2014 GREAT EDINBURGH RUN 3RD PLACE; 49:26 10 MILES; 29:19 10K
4 GILROY ROBERT GILROY GBR RONHILL CAMBUSLANG 2014 GREAT EDINBURGH RUN 4TH PLACE; 51:02 10 MILES; 30:34 10K
5 SORRIE PAUL SORRIE GBR SHETTLESTON HARRIERS 2014 GREAT EDINBURGH RUN 5TH PLACE; 51:20 10 MILES; 30:31 10K
6 MACKIE BRYAN MACKIE GBR EDINBURGH AC 52:08 10 MILE; 31:40 10K
7 STEVENSON BEN STEVENSON GBR EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY 72:29 HM; 32:16 10K
8 STIRLING SCOTT STIRLING GBR EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY 32:54 10K
9 BREEN MICKEY BREEN GBR CORSTORPHINE AAC 52:11 10 MILES; 31:52 10K
10 ABEJE AYANA TSEDAT ABEJE AYANA ETH N/A 62:02 HM
Men's Startlist
BIB # BIB NAME ATHLETE NAME COUNTRY CLUB BIOG INFO
51 AUCKLAND RHONA AUCKLAND GBR BANCHORY STONEHAVEN AC 2014 EURO U23 XC CHAMPION; 2014 SCOTTISH NATIONAL XC CHAMPION; 33:03 10K
52 COULSON JESS COULSON GBR STOCKPORT HARRIERS 2012 EURO U23 XC CHAMPION; 2012 GREAT SOUTH RUN 2ND PLACE; 52:53 10 MILES; 33:00 10K
53 MCCAMBRIDGE MARIA MCCAMBRIDGE IRL DSD AC 2014 DUBLIN MARATHON 2ND PLACE; 54:20 10 MILES; 32:59 10K
Women's Startlist
BIB # BIB NAME ATHLETE NAME COUNTRY CLUB BIOG INFO
1001 HAWKINS DEREK HAWKINS GBR LEEDS CITY AC REPRESENTED SCOTLAND AT THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES MARATHON; 64:07 HM
1002 HAWKINS CALLUM HAWKINS GBR KILBARCHAN 2014 EURO U23 XC CHAMPS 5TH PLACE; 2014 SCOTTISH XC CHAMPION; 63:06 HM
1011 KIPROP BONIFACE KIPROP KEN RUN-FAST 2014 CARDIFF HM WINNER
1012 LENGURISI LOITARAKWAI LENGURISI KEN RUN-FAST 2013 CARDIFF HM WINNER & COURSE RECORD HOLDER; 28:59 10K
1021 PARTRIDGE SUSAN PARTRIDGE GBR LEEDS CITY AC 2013 WORLD CHAMPS MARATHON 10TH PLACE; 2013 YORKSHIRE XC CHAMPION; 70:31 HM
1022 CLITHEROE HELEN CLITHEROE GBR PRESTON HARRIERS 2011 EURO INDOOR 3000M CHAMPION; TWO TIME OLYMPIAN, THREE TIME COMMONWEALTH GAMES REPRESNTATIVE; 31:45 10K
Team Relay Startlist

Timetable

Please see below for the 2015 event day timetable:

TimeMorrisons Great Edinburgh Run
08:30Site Open (Baggage, toilets, catering concessions & information point
09:00Start Assembly Area Open (PA system active)
09:20Warm-up starts
09:30Start of Morrisons Great Edinburgh Run (elite athletes, club runners and orange wave)
09:40Start of white wave (and start of Team Relay)
09:50Start of pink wave
11:00Elite Medal Presentations (male and female)
13:30Start of Morrisons Mini Great Edinburgh Run
14:15Start of Morrisons Junior Great Edinburgh Run

*NB. All times are subject to change in the lead up to the event

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