Edinburgh’s marathon is the fastest marathon in the UK, and BxClinic are taking a team for the first time. We’ve put together a small team comprising staff, friends, colleagues, and patients, and are tracking our progress, both in terms of performance and speed, as well as incidence of pain, injury, and wellbeing.
Each member of the team is writing short notes about their training, injuries, and improvements, and we’re really pleased to be able to share them here on the site for you to enjoy.
Of course, if you’re also looking to undertake a challenging run like this, we’d be very happy to see you for an assessment, and wherever possible work together to achieve your goals.
Sunday 29 May, 2016
Pamela Anderson, Sally Howard, Megan Lawn, Ian Sadler, Martin Truelove
Edinburgh’s Marathon Route
The Edinburgh Marathon starts in London and Regent Road before passing by the historic Holyrood Palace, home to Scottish kings and queens. It then runs through Holyrood Park in the shadow of Arthur’s Seat, an extinct volcano. It races by Meadowbank Sports Stadium, scene of former Commonwealth Games glory for runners such as Liz McColgan. It then turns north, along Lochend Road and Leith Links before reaching Portobello Promenade for some bracing seaside air. The route then stretches along Musselburgh Road before reaching Musselburgh Racecourse then on to Prestonpans, passing Cockenzie and Port Seton. It then races on to picturesque East Lothian, along Scotland’s golf coast which boasts 22 courses including some of the world’s oldest and most admired like North Berwick, Gullane and Muirfield. The route reaches the village of Longniddry before reaching Gosford House, looping around and heading back past Musselburgh Links, the famous golf course officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest golf coure in the world. The marathon finishes in playing fields at Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School.
Edinburgh’s 2015 Marathon Promo Video
There are interesting and perhaps clinically significant wear patterns on Bruce’s trainers. He might well benefit from a clinical assessment and some “shoe whispering” to determine the cause of the knee pain that troubled him towards the end of last year’s event.
Learn more about the 2016 Edinburgh Marathon event on its official website and look out for us there!