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The Meadows Marathon

On March 3, the annual Meadows Marathon is scheduled to take place, with the location, of course, being the Meadows in Edinburgh. The event is organised by the Edinburgh Students’…

Park Run: What’s Not to Love? 

Saturday morning. 9am. Headache. Bleary eyes. The magnetic pull back to bed is overwhelming. And yet, here I am approaching Newington with trainers already soggy and air pods rapidly running…

How Callum Elson went from amateur runner to professional athlete

Most only dream of success in elite running, whilst for a precious few that success is a vivid reality. Callum Elson, one of Great Britain’s representatives at the inaugural World…

Geographical Society’s Virtual Relay will raise money for Health in Mind

On Friday 25th September, students and staff from across the University of Edinburgh’s Geographical Society will be running for 24 hours in order to raise money for Health in Mind.…

The Isolation Series: confessions of a reluctant runner

I want to begin with the disclaimer that for many, coping with mental health is not as easy as stepping out the door. Moreover, exercise is not easily accessible to…

Eliud Kipchoge becomes first man to run marathon under two hours

Saturday 12 October: the day man broke the two hour barrier for the full marathon for the first time. Eliud Kipchoge conquered what was considered the last standing challenge of…

A chat with Cameron Hughes: organiser of the Meadows Marathon

The Meadows Marathon is coming up on 3 March. Can you tell us a little bit more about the event? Meadows Marathon now incorporates a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full…

The Student in conversation with fell runner Jasmin Paris

Last week, The Student sat down with Jasmin Paris, a Vet and PhD student at the university and most recently, the winner of the incredibly challenging Spine Race, to discuss…