About Run the Sights
We believe to truly experience and connect with your surroundings you must sweat in them. Run the Sights provides guided running tours throughout Edinburgh. Our Edinburgh based tours were established in 2015
We are passionate about running and exploring new places, in an environmentally sustainable manner. Running tours are the perfect opportunity to keep fit, see the sights and learn a little bit about your surroundings. Our running tours allow you to get your bearings, exercising your heart and brain at the same time.
Our aim is to provide you with insight and show you the beauty of your surroundings. We will guide you along fabulous routes and point out places of interest during your running tour. We like to laugh, so there is always optional silliness and plenty of pictures along the way (life is too short to be serious!)
Run the Sights has a running tour to suit every occasion. We cater for large group tours and private individual tours and everything in between. Please contact us with any specific request.
We go where the tour buses can't and you will see more on a running tour than you would on a walking tour, so lace up your trainers and come and Run the Sights! Life without running, fun and adventure is a mere existence. Why walk.... when you can run!
Run the Sights Guides
Our guides are all qualified running leaders and activity first aid trained. But more to the point - they ooze enthusiasm and fun - yes they may be a little bit bonkers - but their energy and quirkiness will leave you with lasting memories. Our guides are local to their area and whilst they are not historians or fitness instructors, they are all accomplished runners in their own right and figureheads in their running communities.
We take great pleasure in introducing our 3 key musketeers; the 3 stooges; the good, the bad and the ugly - or as they would probably prefer - the Charlies Angels of the sight running world.
Ali Wyllie - founder and guide
Favourite run: Cateran Trail, Perthshire
Chosen distance: The longer the better
Favourite place in Scotland: Aviemore, Torridon & Argyll
Bucket list place to run: Western States endurance run, California
Inspiration to run: Pushing boundaries, meeting new people and experiencing new places
Proudest running accomplishment: Co-founding Cani-Sports Edinburgh - a great fun canicross club (running with dogs) and also Foxy Trail Runners, & mentoring 100's of runners to achieve their dreams of running any distance from 1k to 100k
Susie Alexander - guide
Favourite run: Fife coastal paths; particularly from Crail to Kingsbarns
Chosen distance: Short sprints
Favourite place in Scotland: The East Neuk of Fife; St Andrews, Crail and Elie
Bucket list place to run: New York City Marathon
Inspiration to run: To feel free; to gain perspective and the post run 'glow'
Proudest running accomplishment: Training with the Mile High Run club in NYC
Susie also teaches pilates in Edinburgh; Align Pilates
Amy Alexander - guide
Favourite run: Anywhere by the ocean or with ocean views
Chosen distance: Between 800m track race to half marathon. Ideally trail!
Favourite place in Scotland: The coastline from Elie to St Andrews
Bucket list place to run: Malibu Creek Trail Park, California, USA.
Inspiration to run: To keep balanced in both mind, body and spirit!
Proudest running accomplishment: A Central Park run at New Years Eve.
Amy also teaches pilates in Edinburgh; Align Pilates