The Rigg Race is traditionally held on the Monday evening of Balerno Children’s Gala week towards the end of May. Running from and to Malleny Park (Currie Rugby Club), the course takes runners up through the village of Balerno, along the Rigg Road and back down through Cockburnhill. After a few final turns, the race finishes back in the Rugby Club grounds. The distance is billed at 6 miles, but my Garmin said 5.8 miles and 378ft of climb.
Carnethy was represented by Scott Craighead and myself, and we both wondered what we were doing there to be honest, surrounded mainly by road runners. And having endured the pain of eyes-out effort for almost 6 miles, I won’t be rushing back. Scott had a good race, finishing 10th in 35.34. I was 31st in 38.48. Murray Strain won in 31.27, and there were 145 finishers.
Results here: http://harmenyac.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Rigg-Race-2016-Results.pdf