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High winds and cold fail to dampen spirits at winter run

posted 12 Jan 2009, 04:16 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 12 Jan 2009, 04:17 ]
With a biting wind and a threatening sky over Arthur's Seat, it was hardly the weather for a walk in Holyrood Park, let alone a run.

Nonetheless, Saturday afternoon saw around 2000 determined competitors pull on their thermals and grit their teeth to complete the 5km Bupa Great Winter Run.

It was a record field for the race, with another 300 runners taking part in the Junior Winter Run.

First across the line in the adult race was Neil Thin with a time of 16 minutes, 38 seconds, with first woman home Toni McIntosh in 18 minutes, 13 seconds.

Winners in the Juniors' 2km race were Alana Boggan and Adam Scott in the seven-ten age group, and Linzi Cowen and Robbie Lorraine in the 11-13s.

Full story from Edinburgh Evening News