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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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.
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.
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!
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!
After a ‘holiday’ in The States, attempting my first 100 miler, I had a nightmare journey back to Edinburgh with delayed flights. My only concern was that I had a running tour booked for 5pm on Monday 30th June and it was looking shaky that I might not make it back in time…..but I did! Landing in Edinburgh at 1pm on Monday, after being up since Sunday morning early, I made it for my 5pm booking with Jen from Eclectic Cake. It was refreshing to go for a run with another keen soul and it was certainly the best antidote after such a long travel, cured the jet lag!
Jen has her own blog and here she has written a great blog about her running tour with me in Edinburgh and with another fellow runner, Graham in Glasgow. Take a read and I hope to see you joining me for a running tour soon.