Thousands take part in Great Edinburgh Winter Run

Thousands of runners took part in Saturday's races

Thousands of runners took part in Saturday's races

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THOUSANDS of runners flocked to Holyrood Park to take part in the Great Edinburgh Winter Run.

The 5km route around Arthur’s Seat attracted 3000 amateur runners – with Saturday’s events culminating in the Great Edinburgh International XCountry, featuring Mo Farah.

Farah was left to reflect on a “hard day at the office” after his first race as ‘Sir Mo’ ended in a disappointing seventh-placed finish.

Britain finished in third place in the overall team event, though, with the United States taking victory and Europe in second.