Edinburgh Forthside

Half Marathon

Sunday 1 April 2007

This will be the second year that the Edinburgh Forthside Half Marathon has been staged.  There will also be a Family Fun Run.  The events will start at 9am on Sunday April 1, 2007.

An upper limit of 5,000 participants has been set for the event.  There were about 3,500 participants in 2006.

The route will again start at Ocean Terminal Shopping Center in Leith Docks.  The route will pass the Royal Yacht, Britannia.  The route will head to the west along the Firth of Forth, through Newhaven and Granton and the new Waterfront development, to Silverknowes, then back to Ocean Terminal.

This year, the organisers plan to set up an event arena on the temporary car park in front of Ocean Terminal to prevent the overcrowding problems that occurred at the first event, in 2006.

They also plan to improve the arrangements for distribution of water bottles and timing chips and to draft in extra stewards this year.

The organisers  have put back the date of the event by one week, to April 1, to overcome confusion with the change of clocks for British Summer Time.  Some of the competitors forgot to re-set their clocks last year and arrived one hour late at the start!

Edinburgh Evening News   -  November  21, 2006, p.21



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