Today Scotty and Matthew ran in the Great Edinburgh Run, a 10K with 10,000 other runners! I tagged along to document the event and it was a great experience. Last year Scotty and I cheered Matthew on but this year Scotty decided to get in on the action. The day was absolutely glorious!
We met up with Matthew in front of New College and the guys pinned on their race numbers – I got a kick out of them fumbling with little safety pins.
After the guys got all kitted up we walked down to Holyrood. This was a different race course than last year because the Queen had opened up Holyrood for the first time – allowing the runners to run through the courtyard of the palace! Pretty cool. The race started in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat and I have to say it was a pretty impressive course. I mean how often do you see a race course that runs beneath an extinct volcano, through a medieval city, down a Royal Mile and through a palace courtyard? From what I was hearing it is also a pretty challenging course with steep hills and narrow passes and all sorts of other challenges.
Scotty and Matthew made their way through the masses of people while I stood at the start line trying to get some pictures. One group was an actual wedding party! The bride and groom, along with 20 members of their wedding party ran together to raise money for cancer research. Pretty cool – and a memorable way to have a wedding.
I wandered around while Scotty and Matthew ran and made my way over to the finish line.