The Self Transcencence Summer Race Series takes place each week in the Meadows. http://www.srichinmoyraces.org/uk/races/edinburgh. Races range from 1 mile to 5km. The idea is that you do them each week and try and improve on your time over the summer. I took part in my first one last Wednesday along with many other CAAC runners.
Distance: 2 miles Time: 13min26 sec
Something to improve on over the summer. A good mid-week speed session. Also discovered that a 2 mile race is actually harder than I expected!