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City grants a reprieve to Marathon in the Meadows

posted 3 Feb 2009, 08:53 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 3 Feb 2009, 08:55 ]
The Meadows Marathon has been granted a last-minute reprieve, despite other events in the area being banned.

Organisers had feared they would have to cancel the race, as the city council was planning a moratorium on all events to allow the Meadows to recover from over-use.

But city council officials decided that the half-marathon could take place on March 15, provided runners stick to the paths.

Marquees also have to be erected on tarmac, rather than on the grass.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News