I sketched this runner on Arthur’s Seat this morning, the park near Holyrood House Palace in Edinburgh.
It was a real speed sketch moment, one I would of once upon a time reached for the camera I now pull out the pad and pen and start scribbling away.
The runner made a great silhouette, racing up the side of the hill then back down again, repeating this an impressive number of times. I think I moved on before he stopped. Although it was nippy in the park when standing still.
The quote is from Steve Prefontaine, an American middle and long-distance runner who competed in the 1972 Olympics.