At the end of term arguably the finest runner the UK has ever produced, Ron Hill, returned to Edinburgh.
Amongst his many achievements, Ron is known for holding four world records at four distances, running at two different Olympic Games (Tokyo and Munich) in the marathon, winning the Boston Marathon in 2 hours and 10 minutes, running every day without fail for over 47 years, and winning the Commonwealth Games Marathon, in our fair city in 1970.
The purpose of his visit was to indulge keen runners in a workshop encompassing a 5km run with the man himself and then a Q&A session regarding his considerable experience – a great opportunity for our pupils.
On a sunny, warm evening the participants set off along the Water of Leith, and finished in a West End sports shop when Ron ruminated on all manner of things regarding running – including running with broken bones!
Our pupils listened intently, ran with smiles on their faces, and asked thoughtful questions.
Our thanks go to Ron Hill for his time and enthusiasm – our trail running club now head for the hills armed with the knowledge of a bona fide running legend.