ERN members meet for a long run each Sunday, usually as part of a training programme for either a Spring or Autumn Marathon. There are also shorter alternatives on the same day, so don’t feel you have to be training for a marathon to come along! Far from it, all are welcome. Runs meet, start and finish at public sports centres, cafes or galleries to allow ease of parking, changing and toilet facilities, please note that if you’re not a member of the facility, there may be a charge. You can find details below and also in the Weekly Member Newsletter. Join us if you can, cost is free for ERN members and non-members who want to try us out for a couple of runs before joining.
Visiting Edinburgh for a short time and just want someone to run with whilst you’re here? We’d love to have you along and will give you a great ERN welcome; there’s no charge but you must be over 18. Let us know you are coming so that we can look out for you; email at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the run don’t rush off, take time to join us for a coffee and a blether as we head off to a cafe somewhere.
Run Leaders are Elly Mackenzie, Fi Mackenzie.
Up and Coming Runs
All Sunday runs start at 9:30am from the meet points detailed below, unless otherwise stated.
Sunday 4th Aug 2019
Two options today folks – don’t say we don’t spoil you!
For those wanting to run round the city, meet at Tiso in Leith for a choice of 13 miles on the Loch Ness marathon plan or 7 miles on the Great Scottish run half plan. The store doesn’t open til 10 but you’re routing via Asda if anyone needs toilets. Free parking on Commercial Street, café in Tiso for your post-run cake.
Meet at the Brewery at 10am. If you’d like to indulge in a post-run beverage please use public transport or bag yourself a lift. Buses 37, 47, or 140 will get you close to the industrial estate. We will wait for bus arrivals but there should be options to get you there for around 10.
Sunday 11th Aug 2019
We’re meeting at Portobello swim centre today. Free parking on nearby streets. £1.70 to use showers, changing & lockers in the swim centre if you’re not an Edinburgh Leisure member.
Loch Ness marathon are up to 17 miles
Great Scottish Run half are on 8 miles
All routes head west from the swim centre, along Bath Street and out through Figgate park. Mobilise in Brighton Park. Post-run coffee at the Green Van.
Sunday 18th Aug 2019
Sunday runs this week start from the Painted Rooster (formerly the caffeine drip). Free on street parking nearby, Melville Street round the corner usually has plenty of spaces.
Assuming they are still in town, you could also do the Oor Wullie trail from here.
Sunday 25th Aug 2019
There are no club runs today due to the LP Run. The Loch Ness marathon plan is on 13 miles this weekend and the Great Scottish Run half marathon is on 9 miles. If you need a route to get your miles in there are plenty on our website, or click on one of the links to a Sunday route in gpsies and you can view all tracks of the ERN Routemaster.
Sunday 1st Sept 2019
Meet at the Commonwealth Pool this week – parking round the back of the centre, or on nearby streets. £1.70 to use lockers, showers and changing if you aren’t an Edinburgh Leisure member. Post-run coffee in their café.
Loch Ness marathon runners hit their first big 20 miler.
All routes head towards the Meadows, mobilise by the play area (watch out for junior parkrun!), and through the Grange. Routes split around 3 miles when you hit Morningside Road with the 6.6 heading up Braid Road and the 10/20 routes along Balcarres Street.
Sunday 8th Sept 2019
Sunday runs start from Ainslie Park leisure centre today. Parking available at the leisure centre and the usual £1.70 to use showers, changing & lockers if you’re not an Edinburgh Leisure member.
We’re going on the castle run this week! Loch Ness marathon plan is on a mile drop week of 12 miles, Great Scottish Run half marathon runners are building up their miles on 9, and there’s a 6.6 mile option as well. All routes head along the cycle track to Roseburn and stay together until we storm the castle.
Sunday 15th Sept 2019
It’s Mike’s power breakfast Sunday! Mike & Debbie Russell are kindly hosting our Sunday run this week. Address details will be in your newsletter. Loch Ness marathon runners have another long one of 20 miles*, Great Scottish Run half marathoners are up to (almost) 11 miles, and those who to be at the front of the bacon queue have a 6 mile option.
*no route as yet as it could be a late finish back at Mike’s house. If people want a route I will make one, or you could do the Linlithgow back to Edinburgh canal route.
Sunday 22nd Sept 2019
We’re meeting at Portobello swim centre today, free parking on nearby streets. £1.70 to use showers, changing & lockers in the swim centre if you’re not an Edinburgh Leisure member.
Loch Ness marathon runners begin their taper and share a 12 mile route with the Great Scottish Run half marathon folk. There’s also a 6 mile and 8 mile option for those who want to get back for coffee at the green van sooner.
All routes head west along the prom towards Seafield and onto the cycle track to Lochend park.
Sunday 29th Sept 2019
Great Scottish Run half marathon and 10k day, enjoy your run round Glasgow!
For those staying in Edinburgh, we’ll meet at Lochrin Basin outside Akva (on the canal side). Free parking on nearby streets.
Sunday 6th October
Loch Ness Marathon day, good luck all!
Club run routes TBC