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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 12th May 2019

We’re meeting at Ainslie Park leisure centre this week and going to invade the castle! Plenty of parking at the leisure centre and as it’s Edinburgh Leisure you can use their showers / changing for £1.70 if needed.

This week’s route options are:

Edinburgh marathon start their taper and a share a 12 mile route with the EMF half runners.

There’s also a 6.6 mile option and a 9.75 mile route.

All routes head along the cycle path to Roseburn and stay together until we reach the castle.  Mobilise by the red bridge taking care not to block the path. Many of the Sunday regulars are at the Road to the Isles events so please make sure you know the routes!

Sunday 19th May 2019

This week’s runs start from Portobello swim centre. If you need to use showers / changing in the baths and aren’t an Edinburgh Leisure member it’s £1.70. Free parking on nearby streets.

Edinburgh marathon runners are well into tapering mode and enjoy a leisurely 8 mile route today. 

EMF half and the “club run” are on 6 miles

All routes turn left out of Porty baths and along the prom towards Seafield then pick up the Restalrig path to Lochend. Mobilise at the back of the bus depot. Routes split on London Road just after Meadowbank.  If anyone fancies adding a bit of distance and some elevation to the 8 mile route then take Meadowbank Terrace – Queens Drive and down the steps to the Sheeps Heid at Duddingston before picking up the route back to Porty.

Coffee from the green van if the weather is decent, Beach House, Espy or Miro’s…..or might it even be ice cream weather??

Sunday 26th May 2019

It’s Edinburgh marathon weekend! Good luck to all those running.

There is no organised club run this weekend due to road closures and races. Please come out and support the events at the ERN cheer point instead – see newsletter and facebook for details. Also, don’t forget to book your place at the “carb reload” pizza fest on Sunday evening!

Sunday 2nd June 2019

It’s “roads open day” in Edinburgh city centre so we’re going to celebrate with a resurrection of the Great Edinburgh Run 10 mile route and a shorter 6 mile version.

There will also be a recce of the Edinburgh seven hills route – we may omit Arthur’s Seat from this to save on time and save the legs! Distance approx. 14 miles. Road shoes and option to bail out if you don’t want to do the full route (bring your bus fare!)

All runs meet at Rabbie’s café on Waterloo place at the usual time of 9:30am.  Please use public transport or bike to get to the run where possible. If you must drive there is free parking along Regent Road or Waterloo Place.

Most roads don’t close until noon so please take care round the city but look out for events taking place during the afternoon that you might like to take part in.

Sunday 9th June

This week’s runs will start from outside Akva at Lochrin basin – meet on the canal side of Akva, not the road side!

Loch Ness marathon runners kick off their mileage build up with an 8 mile route and there’s also a shorter option of 6 miles. Both routes head out along the canal, coming off at Meggetland and up Colinton Road. The routes stay together for just over 3 miles before the 8 milers head along the Hermitage of Braids and the 6 milers follow Hermitage Drive and head north for home.

Post-run coffee at Akva or Loudons – both tend to be busy so first back please grab a table!

Sunday 16th June

It’s Seven Hills race day, good luck to those taking part and don’t get lost!!

For those not racing we’re meeting at Ainslie Park leisure centre and are heading to Silverknowes and Cramond to avoid clashing with the race route! Plenty of parking at the leisure centre and as it’s Edinburgh Leisure you can use their showers / changing for £1.70 if needed.

Loch Ness marathon runners are on week of their mileage build up with a 9 mile route and there’s a shorter 6.4 mile option too.  All routes head west along the cycle track from Ainslie Park, mobilise by the red bridge. 

Sunday 23rd June

Routes this week start from Portobello baths at the usual time of 9:30am. If you need to use showers / changing in the baths and aren’t an Edinburgh Leisure member it’s £1.70. Free parking on nearby streets.

Loch Ness marathon runners have a mile drop week already with a 5.7 mile option – run up & down the prom if you’re precious about making it 6 miles!! There’s also an 8 mile and 12.4 miles option.

All routes head west along the prom and up Bath Street. Mobilise in Brighton Park. All distances follow the same route up to Brunstane Station.

Coffee from the green van if the weather is decent, Beach House, Espy or Miro’s…..or ice cream from the amusement arcade hatch?

Portobello beach race starts at 12:30 if you wish to add a few sandy miles to your run.  Entry online, registration from 11-12:15 at Dalriada on the Prom.

There will also be the option of a run round the 7 reservoirs route in the Pentlands – see facebook event and newsletter for more details.

Sunday 30th June

We’re meeting at the Commonwealth Pool this week, parking round the back of the centre off Holyrood Park Road and changing / showers available for £1.70.

Loch Ness marathon runners have a monster of an 11 mile route and there’s also an 8.2 mile and 6 mile option for those who prefer something shorter. All routes head towards the Meadows, mobilise by the tennis courts (watch out for junior parkrun!) head south through the Grange and stay together until around 3.5 miles at Colinton road/ Myreside Road junction.

** Advance notice – Sunday 25th August – LP Run

The LP Run makes a welcome return on Sunday 25th August and hence there will be no other club runs that day. Loch Ness marathon runners will be on week 12 of their miles build up plan and should be aiming for a 13 mile run and those targeting the Great Scottish Run half marathon are on week 7 with a 9 mile run. Maybe run to or from the LP Run or get yourselves together and add some miles to parkrun on Saturday?