"Edinburgh pays cruelly for her high seat in one of the vilest climates under heaven. She is liable to be beaten upon by all the winds that blow, to be drenched with rain, to be buried in cold sea fogs out of the east, and powdered with the snow as it comes flying southward from the Highland hills. The weather is raw and boisterous in winter, shifty and ungenial in summer, and a downright meteorological purgatory in the spring. The delicate die early, and I, as a survivor, among bleak winds and plumping rain, have been sometimes tempted to envy them their fate. For all who love shelter and the blessings of the sun, who hate dark weather and perpetual tilting against squalls, there could scarcely be found a more unhomely and harassing place of residence."
Hey guys, local boy here, I'm doing Sundays race, it'll be my 10th Edi mara in a row! Unfortunatley, the weather looks pretty nasty, heavy showers and thunder/lightening - oh dear, not going to be very nice and I think support will be pretty sparse now in large parts of the race, so maybe have to rely on fellow racers to keep each other going and keep spirits up. Good luck to everyone doing the race, remember to take a brolly to run with!