The Wester Hailes Fun Run took place during the 1980s and 1990s. It was a very popular event attracting serious runners but also those who were more interested in the fun element. It eventually stopped in the mid 1990s and was sadly missed in the area. After being highlighted in the blog as a great way to bring the local community together, it was decided by a group of local organisations and residents to bring back the fun run to see if the great community spirit of the original event could be passed on to the present. The 2012 run was hampered by terrible rain but local residents and workers still turned out to run. 2013 brought the sunshine and lots of competitors. It also brought the feeling that the Fun Run was definitely back and set to grow as a great event. You can read more about the Fun Run here.