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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 3rd November 2019

Good luck to those taking part in the Men’s 10k!

We’re meeting at Craigdon Mountain Sports shop at Fairmilehead this week and enjoying their café offerings post-run. They open at 9am and there’s toilets.

These routes take in a bit of the Scurry to the Sea downhill route and involve a fair old slog back up the hill but the café will make your efforts worthwhile! There’s a 4.5 mile or 8 mile option.

Sunday 10th November 2019

It’s Remembrance Sunday so something a little different this week.  Murdo will be leading a Remembrance Sunday run, meeting outside Malmaison Hotel in Leith.  It will be a group run with stops along the way at historic / notable points of interest and will we stop to observe the silence at 11am so dress for a stop/start run.

 Sunday 17th November 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.

There’s two route options of 6.4 or 9 miles with both routes heading down to the coast at Silverknowes.  Routes stay together for the first 2.5 miles until you come off the cycle path at Davidson Mains.

Sunday 24th November 2019

We’re meeting at Lochrin Basin outside Akva (on the canal side).  Free parking on nearby streets.

There’s 6 or 8 mile route options with both routes heading along the canal and up (literally!) Colinton Road, Glenlockhart Road and Greenbank Drive until they split.

Sunday 1st December 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.

It’s week 1 of the John Muir Way 50km training plan and they’re breaking themselves in with a 12 mile route.  There’s also a 5 mile and a 7.4 mile option.  All routes wriggle their way through the west end to Stockbrige, follow the Water of Leith path to Roseburn and split at the top of Murrayfield Road at Ravelston Dykes.

Sunday 8th December 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.

John Muir Way 50k runners are on week 2 of their training plan and have a mileage drop week already with a 10 mile route.  There’s also a 6 mile and 8 mile option. All routes head west along the Prom and through Figgate Park and Duddingston onto the Innocent Railway cycle path.

Sunday 15th December 2019

It’s the annual Little ERN “race”!

Meeting 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.

How this works is that everyone runs the same 10k route.  You predict your finish time so you can run as fast or slow as you want, and the winner is the person who finishes closest to their predicted time. No watches or timing devices allowed but you can carry a paper map! Festive attire positively encouraged.

John Muir Way 50k runners have 13 miles on their plan this week. Please add your own miles on if you’re wanting to participate in the Little ERN.

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.