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The “Old Town Jakey Trot”

2012
Jan

“Jakey – a member of the street drinking fraternity.”

“Etymology – believed to have been derived from jackdaw and jake which is Scots for a cheap strong drink.”

The gang at the Queen's Gallery, Holyrood Palace
The gang at the Queen’s Gallery, Holyrood Palace
Heading down into the Grassmarket before climbing up to the Castle!
Heading down into the Grassmarket before climbing up to the Castle!

24 runners out for the first ERN Sunday run of the year. Most ran their first “Jakey”, a 5.5 mile run taking in as many of the stepped vennels and closes as possible in Edinburgh’s Old Town; 800ft of climbing including 600 steps!. A few runners did an alternative, flatter, run as part of their London build-up. No Jakeys to be seen but a great run nevertheless. Lovely views of the city, excellent training and back to Meadowbank for a cuppa and a Danish – Happy days!

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