With the first races lined up for the 2018 race calendar, here’s an event that will take one Bridport Runner to Scotland next May: The Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2018 will take place on the weekend of 26/27 May 2018 and will consist of a 5k, a 10k, half- and full-marathon, also there’s a team relay. The marathon and half will start from the heart of Edinburgh City and go through East Lothian. In recent years, a couple of Bridport Runners have competed in this (mainly) flat marathon ─ which was voted the fastest marathon in the UK by Runners World, according to the organisers ─ e.g. Andrew, Joy and this year Vicky’s sister Emma, as well. The organisers offer a free place for Bridport Runners. To apply for the place, please respond to Vicky by 30 November; if more than one Bridport Runner applies, the winner of the free place will have to drawn out of a hat.