Thousands take part in Great Edinburgh Run

THOUSANDS of runners pounded the Capital's streets today in the annual Great Edinburgh Run.

Sunday, 23rd April 2017, 3:18 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:21 pm
The 10 mile event makes its way through the Meadows, Edinburgh. Picture Toby Williams.

Charity fundraisers were joined by fun runners in the 4,000 strong race - billed Europe’s most scenic ten-mile event.

Groups expected to line-up included an Edinburgh Dungeon team, complete in scary outfits, and staff from design consultancy Arcadis, as part of a healthier workforce campaign.

A family mile and toddler dash attracted young runners, many helping raise vital funds for charity.

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Runners at the start of the 5-mile race. Picture: Toby Williams.

The main race took in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriar’s Bobby.

Runner Malcolm Macleod, 36, said: “It was a really good atmosphere and people were cheering us on.”

Participants Agnieszka Wisniewska and Domonika Tarasiuk. Picture: Toby Williams.
Barry Patterson wins the five mile event. Picture: Toby Williams.
The Galavanters at the Great Edinburgh Run. Picture: Toby Williams.
Helen Steele and Martina Mcguigan. Picture Toby Williams.
Runners leave from Holyrood Park making there way around the city. Picture: Toby Williams.
The 10 mile event makes its way past The Edinburgh Dungeon, Market Street. Picture: Toby Williams.
The Great Edinburgh Run. Picture: Toby Williams.
Runners at the start of the 5-mile race. Picture: Toby Williams.
Participants Agnieszka Wisniewska and Domonika Tarasiuk. Picture: Toby Williams.
Barry Patterson wins the five mile event. Picture: Toby Williams.
The Galavanters at the Great Edinburgh Run. Picture: Toby Williams.
Helen Steele and Martina Mcguigan. Picture Toby Williams.
Runners leave from Holyrood Park making there way around the city. Picture: Toby Williams.
The 10 mile event makes its way past The Edinburgh Dungeon, Market Street. Picture: Toby Williams.
The Great Edinburgh Run. Picture: Toby Williams.