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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 ernenquiries@gmail.com

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 22nd December 2019

We’re making a long overdue return to Glenogle Baths this Sunday.  Free parking on nearby streets, £1.70 to use the changing & lockers if you’re not an Edinburgh Leisure member. Post-run coffee at the Blue Bear Café or Coffee Angel at Canonmills.

John Muir Way 50k runners are building up the miles with a 15 mile route and there’s a 6.2 mile and 7.8 mile option for those who prefer something shorter (with apologies to those who like perfect whole numbers!).  All routes head east from Glenogle and along the Water of Leith to Leith.

Sunday 29th December 2019

Something a bit different this Sunday as it’s the festive season, Chris has offered to host a “Christmas comedown cracker” – meet at his place in Leith (address will be in your newsletter), go for a no doubt sluggish run, and take all your “I can’t face another quality street” type Christmas leftovers for the post-run feed.

It’s week 1 of the London marathon training plan with an 8 mile route and there’s also a 5.7 miles option, both heading up the Water of Leith to Inverleith.

John Muir Way 50k runners need to hit 14 miles this week, please add miles on before or after the run so Chris doesn’t end up hosting a Hogmanay party as well! Normal service resumes next Sunday for the really long runs.

Sunday 5th January 2020

Happy New Year!

We’re kicking off 2020 from the Commonwealth Pool – 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.

London marathon trainees have a 9 mile route, John Muir Way 50k folks are up to 13 miles and there’s a 6 mile route as well.

All routes head across the meadows (please watch out for junior parkrun!) and down through Morningside. 

Sunday 12th January 2020

This week’s runs start from Dean Gallery (Modern 2) on Belford Road.  It’s £2 pay & display to park at the gallery, or you might get in for free on neighbouring streets.  Note the gallery isn’t open before the run but the café and facilities will be open when we get back.

London marathoners have a mile drop week of 6 miles, John Muir Way trainees are on 13 miles and there’s also a 9 mile option.  All routes head up Ravelston Dykes and onto the cycle track towards Leith.

Sunday 19th January 2020

This week’s runs meet at Costa Coffee, Bruntsfield Place.  Free parking on nearby streets.

John Muir Way folk have their first really long run with an 18mile route (don’t miss that turn off on the canal!!), London marathon are up to 11 miles and there’s a 6 mile route too.

This will be a good test of your early pacing to resist the temptation to set off too fast down the canal!

Sunday 26th January 2020

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.

Lots of route options today so please make sure you know where you’re going and who you’re running with so you don’t end up on the wrong one! All routes head out towards Seafield and onto the Restalrig Railway Path.

EMF marathon kick off their training with an 8 mile run.

London marathon trainees are on 12 miles.

John Muir Way 50k folks have another 18 miler and there’s also a cheeky 6.6mile route for anyone preferring something shorter.

Sunday 2nd February 2020

Rolling into February we’re doing a split start today.

John Muir Way trainees have a 20 mile run so it seems like a good opportunity to do Portobello to North Berwick and combine it will a leg 1 route recce. Note that to keep this to 20 miles it does not follow the entire leg 1 route but you will get a taste for most of it.  Depart from Portobello swim centre at the usual 9:30am and use the bus or train back from North Berwick. The 124 East Coast bus will get you back to Portobello. If anyone wants to join them then there are various options to bail out early or join part way.

The rest of you will be meeting at Craigdon Mountain Sports shop at Fairmilehead and enjoying their café offerings post-run. They open at 9am and there’s toilets.  EMF and London marathon runners share a 9ish mile route and there’s also 6ish mile option (the elevation gain will make up for a lack of distance!).  Post run coffee in Cobbs coffee shop upstairs.

Sunday 9th February 2020

Save the date! ERN AGM – location & routes tbc but it will probably involve a staggered start depending on distance so that everyone can be back in time for the meeting.

London marathon & John Muir Way will share a 14-15 mile route and there will a shorter “club run” of around 6 miles.

Upcoming mileage weeks (there will always be at least one “club run” option of around 6 miles)

  John Muir Way 50km London Marathon EMF Marathon EMF Half 
Sun 16th Feb 22 15 11  
Sun 23rd Feb 24 13 12  
Sun 1st March 24 17 9  
Sun 8th March 26 18 14 5
Sun 15th March 11 13 15 6
Sun 22nd March 13 20 13 4
Sun 29th March race day 12 17 7
Sun 5th April   20 18 8
Sun 12th April   12 13 6
Sun 19th April   8 20 9
Sun 26th April   race day 12 10
Sun 3rd May     20 9
Sun 10th May     12 11
Sun 17th May     8 12
Sun 24th May     race day race day