Free places at the Speed of Light for experienced runners
24 / 07 / 2012
The organisers of this summer's Speed of Light event on Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh are inviting experienced runners to take part for free.
NVA, organisers of the Speed of Light running spectacular, have a special offer which might suit some of our more experienced jogscotties.
They are inviting experienced and endurance runners to perform in the event for free.
To sign up you'll need to be able to show a turn of speed, with a sub-4.30 marathon of sub-2 hour half marathon time, and must be available to run on one or several nights from 8 August – 1 September.
To sign up, click here.
Participants will run a choreographed 90 minute route around Arthur’s Seat at night in specially commissioned light suits, with the display viewed by a ticketed audience as they walk to the summit of the hill every night as part of Edinburgh International Festival and London 2012 Festival.
Organisers recommend that participants spend up to 20 per cent of their weekly runs practising on hills or steps, in preparation for Speed of Light, and suggest that you practise night-time running by donning a head torch and getting out on a hill or a trail with friends to get used to show conditions.
Adrian Stott of Run and Become said: "Ever since Angus Farquhar came and chatted to me about Speed of Light, two years ago, I was fascinated by the whole project. The idea of hundreds of people running slowly around a hillside in the centre of a major city, wearing light suits that would create stunning visual imagery both for themselves and for people watching, seemed at once ludicrous and inspirational in equal measure. However, the idea has slowly grown into a reality that will be a profound experience, whilst also being seriously fun for all those who take part, whether as runners or walkers. It will bring runners and joggers of all abilities together in a true celebration of running and art.
"If you haven’t already signed up, and are of reasonable current running fitness, I would encourage you to take one of the remaining late places. Like the Olympics themselves, opportunities like these things don’t come around too often.”