About Us

Love to run? Visiting Edinburgh? We are the first & original running tour of Edinburgh, so look no further.

I love running and I love Edinburgh.  So let me share this love with you by taking you on a tour through or around or stunning city on foot, combining some site seeing with the enjoyment of running at a pace that you set.  Whether it’s your first time visiting or you are a regular visitor to Edinburgh, you’ll find that a running tour can not only keep you active during your trip, but allow you to see things from a different perspective.  I know, as a runner, that you always take your trainers with you to squeeze in a quickie when you can, but you’re not always sure about the best route to see the most of a city, this is where I come in.

Rain, hail or shine…..I head out in all conditions so please come prepared.

Running is without doubt the best way to see a new city, get your bearings, hear some stories and pick up some tips from locals.

My PERSONALISED RUNNING TOURS are completely customisable to the time of day, distance and sights you want to see.  I can design tours from 3 to 30 miles!  Any level of runners welcome, you set the pace, and we take time along the way for some photos too.

Edinburgh Run is brought to you Lucja Leonard.

About your guide:

Lucja Leonard

Running has become a big part of my life since turning to running to help her lose weight about 7 years ago.  From the shy beginnings of 10km runs, she is now an accomplished ultra runner and has a real passion for sharing this new found love of running.

Your guide, Lucja!
Your guide, Lucja!


I have completed numerous marathons such as Edinburgh (of course) Amsterdam, London (twice), Philadelphia, Marathon Du Medoc (wine!), Nice to Cannes, Manchester and Bacchus Marathon (yes more wine!), to completing ultra marathons such as multi stage ultra Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon (160 miles fully sufficient race through South African desert-coming 2nd Lady twice!), Pilgrims Ultra (66 miles over 2 days on North Downs Way) multi stage ultra Marathon Des Sables running 250km through the desert, Transgrancanaria (125km single stage) and Transvulcania (73km single stage) .  For more details on the races please see my blog at www.runningdutchie.wordpress.com.


30 thoughts on “About Us

    Iain Mccorquodale said:
    February 6, 2015 at 6:30 am

    As odd as this might sound, I was considering a training run for my wedding anniversary on 13th february. Would you be available (looking at a 10 – 13 mile run)


      dionandlucja responded:
      February 6, 2015 at 8:40 am

      Absolutely! And that does not sound odd at all! I’ll email you now.

    Ingrid Tsiligiannis said:
    September 1, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Would like to do a 10km run tomorrow wed or Thursday .do u have a group doing one ?

      dionandlucja responded:
      September 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Hi Ingrid, I will send you an email.
      Cheers Lucja

    Mary Lyn Gaffield said:
    September 11, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Is it possible to have a personalised run on Monday, 14th September in the morning ? I am staying at the Old Waverly and would be keen for a 4-5 mile jaunt.

    Best –
    Mary Lyn

      dionandlucja responded:
      September 11, 2015 at 8:59 pm

      Hi Mary Lyn, I’m actually away on Monday, any chance you are available on Sunday instead?
      Cheers Lucja

    Sebastian Orza said:
    September 25, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Hey! I’m in Edinburgh for one day. I plan to visit around with my family but also do my long run here since the city is breathtaking. I’d love if you’d be able to do a slower longer run (10-15miles) with me and tell me about this lovely city and all the ultras you’ve been to. I might be able o go either later in evening or tomorrow early morning. What do you think?

      dionandlucja responded:
      September 25, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Hi Sebastian
      I have got a tour tomorrow morning already if you would like to join that one, it is the 7mile water of Leith tour, will drop you an email, or if you are on text, drop me a text to 07545232633 to confirm as I am out tonight.
      Cheers Lucja

        Sebastian Orza said:
        September 25, 2015 at 4:55 pm

        I will have to get ready to leave by that hour. But I simply fell for this city and I’ll surely be back and tell you. Honestly it tops all the places I’ve been before. You all have fun in the morning. I’ll do my own tour earlier.

    Silvia said:
    December 17, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Hi, we are coming to Edinburgh tomorrow for a few days. My husband and I would love to do a run tour of about 7 miles, either saturday, sunday or monday. Would it be possible? Thanks.

    Wayne said:
    February 26, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    As an alumni member of Team Silver, Salford Quays Speed of Light, I’m up in Edinburgh In May for a meeting. Would be nice to fit in a taper run before the Manchester 10k,

      dionandlucja responded:
      February 28, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Hi Wayne, that would be great, drop me an email to edinburghrun@hotmail.com and let me know your schedule and we can see if we can make it happen. Cheers Lucja

    Emma woods said:
    June 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Hello we are coming to Edinburgh this weekend and wonder if you would be available to do a running tour of approx 5 miles for my husband and I first thing on Saturday morning. We are staying on George street and would ideally like to run at about 8am. Many thanks Emma

      dionandlucja responded:
      June 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

      Hi Emma
      Perfect, I’ve dropped you an email.

    Gennady Gekht said:
    August 3, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Hi. I am going to be in Edinburgh August 6th. Any way you could do a tour 6-8 miles at around 6 or 7 AM?

      dionandlucja responded:
      August 4, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Hi Gennady
      I will drop you an email, but yes I can do that with you.
      Cheers Lucja

    Ana J. said:
    October 15, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Hey there Lucja!
    We are a group of four people that are interested on in your tour for next week (17th- 23th) Would you please send us more information?? TA 😉

      dionandlucja responded:
      October 15, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Hi Ana
      Thanks for your message. I am available for the tour of your choice during those dates. I have got a sunrise tour on Friday 21st at 7am and another city run that evening at 6pm if you wanted to join either of those. Otherwise let me know what tour you like from the website and when suits your group best.
      Cheers Lucja

    Kellie McMann said:
    March 22, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I an looking to book a 10 mile early morning running tour for April 16 and what would this cost me? Thanks, Kellie

      dionandlucja responded:
      March 22, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Kellie
      I’ll drop you an email with details.
      Cheers Lucja

    Jeff Goodrich said:
    June 6, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I’m hoping to book a tour for myself on Sunday, July 23 — somewhere between 10-15 km early in the morning. 7AM -ish, I’m planning on a 5 day stay in Edinburgh, so I’d rather take in some of the not-so-touristy sights on the run. Suggestions and Cost info?

      dionandlucja responded:
      June 6, 2017 at 10:28 am

      Hi Jeff
      I could do Sunday 23rd at 7am, I’d recommend either the Water of Leith tour which is 7 miles (11.2km) and is £30 or if you fancy going a bit further, the Cobbles, trails and beach is 12 miles (19k) and is £40. Both of these are off the beaten track a bit, the cobbles run is more off the beaten track than Water of Leith. If you really fancy getting off the track then the Pentlands Meander is 7 miles and is out in the Pentland hills so I’d pick you up and drive there (about 20min drive that time of morning) and that is £55 (that would be my pick;-0). Drop me an email at edinburghrun@hotmail.com once you have made a decision and we can get you booked in. Cheers Lucja

    sujathajain said:
    July 18, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Lucja,

    Iam here for tomo morning only .. couldww pl do an easy 5-6 mile run tour tomo anytime early? 630/7am .. am staying atNorth Bridge and waiting to hear fm you soon!

      dionandlucja responded:
      July 18, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Hi, I’m really sorry but I’m not available tomorrow morning, could do the evening if you were still about. Cheers Lucja

        sujathajain said:
        July 18, 2017 at 9:49 pm

        Sorry .. leaving tomo afternoon 😦 Sad to miss ..

    joshuav said:
    July 29, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Lucja,

    I will be visiting Edinburgh August 3-13 and wanted to know if you’d be available for a running tour during this time. If not, do you have anyone who’d you’d recommend?

    I plan to run around the city (including Arthur’s Seat as I missed it last time I was in Edinburgh 3 years ago) 3-4 times a week while I’m in town for distances anywhere from 4-13 miles.



      dionandlucja responded:
      July 30, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Hi Joshua, I have a run tour on Tuesday 8th at 6am for a 7 mile Water of Leith if you wanted to join in on that? What pace do you normally run? Otherwise my husband is taking a couple on the same tour on a Monday 7th at 10am? I’m off to run 100 mile race on the weekend so that cuts me out prior and that week I’m going to be recovering so could look at an easy run later in the week up Arthur’s Seat but you’d have to bear with my tired legs 😳
      Cheers Lucja

    joshuav said:
    July 30, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Lucja,

    My easy running road pace is 11-12 mpm (around 715 kpm I believe?). My trail pace is around 13-16 mpm.. I’d love to join the Tuesday 8th run if that fits in with the group you already have booked. (Don’t want to slow anyone down as a late joiner.) If that doesn’t work pace wise I’d be happy to do a slow run around Arthur’s Seat when you’re up for it after your 100. (I remember how my legs felt after doing my 100k last October! Lol) my email is shibbeymon@yahoo.com if you’d like to email me to figure out the details. I’m looking forward to it!

    Thanks again,


    Jaclyn Magrin said:
    February 14, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Hi! I will be visiting Scotland end of March and was wondering if i could book an early morning run on the 31st March which is a Saturday? i only restarted running recently and would love to do a nice easy 10km 🙂 my current running pace is 6.30/km (like a little turtle i am) :))))

      dionandlucja responded:
      February 14, 2018 at 11:08 am

      Hi Jaclyn
      Just sending you an email now so keep an eye out for that and we will get you booked in.
      Cheers Lucja

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