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Fenland Running Club member Rowell completes marathon best in Edinburgh

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Taking in a superb route, the Edinburgh running festival takes runners through the very heart of the city, writes Tony Foice-Beard.

Starting on Potterrow in the grounds of one of the oldest universities in the world, the marathon run took in 'Greyfriars Bobby', the National Museum of Scotland, past the Scottish National Gallery and into Princes Street Gardens, with the iconic Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop, meandered down the historic Royal Mile, headed past the somewhat controversial Scottish Parliament building, the spectacular Arthur's Seat, as well as the Palace of Holyrood, among other highlights.

MFCP FRC Jon Rowell (2240964)
MFCP FRC Jon Rowell (2240964)

Heading back along the coast and with a descent of almost 90 metres to near sea level, Fenland Running Club's Jon Rowell completed his 26.2 mile marathon in 4:16.30, which was a personal best by 11 minutes.

n On Sunday a group of March Athletic Club runners and supporters took part in the Edinburgh running festival, writes Stephen Cowell.

Three came away with personal bests with Dave Burgess completing the marathon in under three hours.

Edinburgh Marathon times: D Burgess 2:55:28pb, Teilo Pearce 4:11:38pb, Nina Markillie 4:39:11pb.

Edinburgh Half Marathon: Harry Littlemore 2:00:15, Fay Scrivener 2:00:23.

Neolithic Garson Trail Marathon: Frances Cooke 6:46:00.

Megan's Charity 10k: Pat Brown 1:20:00.

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