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Opportunity to be a park run tourist in Edinburgh

Does anyone have experience of the Edinburgh park run they would like to share? I will be there the weekend of the England 6 nations match and am thinking of giving it a go. Nearly all my running experience is on dead flat Tarmac or paving.

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Both courses are run on Tarmac. Edinburgh is run at Crammond which is in the north of the city; Portobello is in the south east of Edinburgh so it would depend where you are staying as to which is easiest for you to get to

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Think we would need to uses buses or taxi to get to either. Cramond looks a similar set up to Southsea where we also run on a promenade.

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Not done these but Scottish park runs usually start at 9.30, so just check.

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The one at Cramond is dead flat and you run beside the sea so lovely views. Easy parking.Havnt ran it for wee while but found it very friendly. I know of 4 or 5 c5kers who do it. Haven't done the Portobello one but know the park well. Think it's 2 laps round the pond. Where are you staying?

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We are in the city centre and won't have a car (flying up)

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Both start at 9.30

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I love doing parkrun as a tourist. Every time I go away I look to find the nearest one. Haven't found a bad one yet, though Huddersfield was tough.

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Oh no Coddfish Just noticed match is in Feb 6 th and we away that weekend. Would have been nice to have run it with you.

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Never mind, maybe I will be back in 2 years time!

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