arthur’s seat

Let it snow! Let is snow!

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Arthur’s Seat 

We love snow here at Edinburgh Run Tours! It is not exactly the best weather for running tours, but it does make everything look picture postcard perfect and so every once in a while we don’t mind!


Plus, as avid runners, it just means that we take things down a notch, put on our hiking boots and our Yaktraxs (awesome piece of kit for the ice and snow!) and get out there!


Yesterday we took a hike up Arthur’s Seat to enjoy the views over the snowy city. As you can see it was beautiful up there, even if rather windy! We did not make it right to the top as it was too dangerous and we want to make sure we are around to take you all on your tours! We did have a sneaky jog back down though and hopes no one noticed when one of us ended up sliding most of the way down on their bum!


Today, it is the same out there, but with more wind. So instead of running, we will be staying indoors and doing some strengthening and stretching exercises ready for our weekend tours!


We would love to see you in Edinburgh on one of our tours. We can’t promise snow, but we can always promise spectacular views!


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Celebrate Valentines Day with a Partner Run!

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Celebrate Valentines Day with a difference this year and come and join me in supporting Bethany Christian Trust, by running the 5km Partner Run.

As part of my role within Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace, I have teamed up with our chosen charity, Bethany Christian Trust, to hold a 5km fun run at 10am on Saturday 14th February.  It is £10 to enter, and all proceeds go directly to the charity to benefit homeless and vulnerable people in Edinburgh, so a very worthwhile cause.

So grab your partner, a friend or family and come and join us for a fun morning in one of Edinburgh’s most fantastic locations, Holyrood Park.  Hope to see you there.

Partner run.

Edinburgh Ultra Festival

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It will come as no surprise to you that I am involved in organising a great fun filled, adventure packed and informative ultra running day in Edinburgh.  I have hooked up with legendary Andy Mouncey and created a full day of excitement for the running community.

Whether you are already an accomplished ultra runner, or just dipping the toes in, then this day is for you.  We have got hill coaching sessions on Arthur’s Seat, with kit to try out on the session from Out-Run, free workshops during the day, kit from Vivimoss to check out, food galore at our host HQ Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – Royal Terrace, Pilates for Runners by Sam from Essential Wellbeing, and evening talks from yours truly, Andy Mouncey and Edinburgh’s own adventurist Dr Andrew Murray.

Check out all the details on our dedicated Facebook page by clicking here where you will find more details about all the sessions, the people coming and a full agenda.  Certain sessions require bookings so don’t leave it too late.

Edin ultra

Canadian Visitors

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It was a gorgeous week in Edinburgh for a running tour and the weather didn’t disappoint for a Wednesday jaunt around the sights with some lovely ladies all the way from Canada.  Samantha and Allison were keen to take in the sights of Edinburgh and burn off some energy at the same time.  With both ladies in training for what sounds like a fun event of kayaking, running and cycling in September in Vancouver this was the perfect opportunity to stretch out the legs.

Views of Arthur's Seat
Views of Arthur’s Seat

When they first saw the impressive Arthur’s Seat they were unsure whether they would be up for running all the way up or just taking the run around Queen’s Road, but we left that decision for later.

Calton Hill
Calton Hill

Edinburgh is renowned for its hills and we were certainly warmed up by the time we got to the Castle which was a hive of activity with preparations for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo which is an experience like no other; an unforgettable evening of music, dance, ceremony and theatre.  The seating started construction about 6 weeks ago ready for the show program from 1st August until the 23rd August, and will take a good 4 weeks to dismantle afterwards.  On top of that, Royal Mile is exploding with activity ready for Edinburgh Fringe Festival which also kicks off this weekend, so we ran amongst gothics & ghouls, singers, live statues and many a strange character.

After a steady run back down Royal Mile we were faced with the decision to go up or around Arthur’s Seat, the ladies boldly chose the best option and up we went.  We were rewarded with views as far as the eye could see, albeit rather windy, I made sure they held on tight while I got their summit photo!

Hanging on to Arthur's Seat summit
Hanging on to Arthur’s Seat summit

I left the ladies at the end with a tasty treat and a big bottle of water which they thoroughly deserved and they headed off to find some tasty dinner!

Holyrood Park
Holyrood Park