Dynamic Earth & Arthurs Seat
As you enter Holyrood Park you will turn right and pass the back of Dynamic Earth which hosts the The EMF Hub on the Friday and Saturday of the EMF weekend. Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, described by Robert Louis Stevenson as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”. But don’t worry, you don’t need to run up it
Meadowbank Sports Stadium
Meadowbank Stadium is a multi-purpose sports facility located at Meadowbank. It hosted the Commonwealth Games of 1970 and 1986. The Marathon at the 1970 Games was won by Ron Hill of England in 2:09:28 and the Marathon at the 1986 Games was won by Rob de Castella of Australia in 2:10:15 and compatriate Lisa Martin in 2:26:07. The stadium is also home to Lowland Football League side Edinburgh City.
The beautiful ’Porty Prom’ was a thriving beach resort in the late 19th century and provides stunning views of the city as well as some fresh sea air!
Musselburgh Racecourse & Golf Course
Musselburgh Racecourse, known until the 1990’s as Edinburgh Racecourse, is steeped in history, holding its first ever race meeting as far back as 1816. Situated within the race course is Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course in Musselburgh, is generally recognised as the oldest golf course in the world, and the oldest on which play has been continuous and there is documented evidence that golf was played at the links in 1672, and it is reputed that Mary, Queen of Scots, played there in 1567. The course hosted six Opens in all, the first in 1874 and the last in 1889.
The finish line!
The most beautiful sight for any half marathon runner – the finish line!