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Fancy dress fun for fund-raising marathon run

HUNDREDS of fundraisers took to the streets of Edinburgh to compete in the annual Meadows Marathon, with everyone from students dressed as taps to kilt-wearing independence supporters taking part.

feeling FLUSH: Edinburgh University students raising money for WaterAid as WCs and taps.
feeling FLUSH: Edinburgh University students raising money for WaterAid as WCs and taps.

Yesterday's event, which catered to all fitness levels with a marathon, half-marathon, and fun run, raised money for charities including Save the Children and Unicef.

Participants set off from Bristo Square between 10am and 11.30 amid spring sunshine in the capital.

Organisers confirmed it was the busiest event to date, with 693 runners signed up through pre-registration and dozens more signing up yesterday morning.

A post-race yoga session was also available to help runners cool down.

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