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800 brave bad weather for Meadows Marathon

posted 5 Mar 2012, 07:23 by David Rintoul   [ updated 5 Mar 2012, 07:27 ]

Around 800 runners braved rain and hailstones during the Meadows Marathon with organisers hoping the event will break last year’s fundraising total of £40,000.

The event, which was set up in 2007 by Edinburgh University students, included a full marathon along with a half marathon and 5km events. The runners, some of them wearing fancy dress, completed laps of the Meadows but were hit by a shower of rain and hail at around 3pm yesterday while many were still on the course.