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 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.
Sunday 7thJuly 2019
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.
All routes head out of Edinburgh, cross the bypass and follow the track to Swanston, then along through Dreghorn and stay together for about 3 miles to Colinton Road.
Sunday 14thJuly 2019
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 so no toilets but the café will be open when we get back.
Loch Ness marathon runners enjoy the luxury of a mile drop week with a 9 mile run.
All routes head up Ravelston Dykes then north along the cycle track and stay together until the red bridge at Crewe Toll where the 5 milers turn off.
Sunday 21stJuly 2019
Courtesy of Rachel & David we will meeting at Chez Moir in Cousland this Sunday. Please see your weekly newsletter for details but there will be route options of 14 miles for Loch Ness marathon runners, 6 miles for Great Scottish Run trainees, and a 9 mile option.
Sunday 28thJuly 2019
Good to luck to those taking part in Scurry to the Sea, try not to get lost!
For those not heading to the beach we will be meeting at Costa Coffee in Bruntsfield. Free parking on nearby streets.
Loch Ness marathon runners are starting to rack up the miles with a 15 mile route.
Great Scottish Run have a mile drop week already with 4 miles on the plan.
There’s also an 8 mile option for anyone wanting something less extreme.
All routes stay together for the first 2 miles through the Grange before the 4 mile route turns off at West Saville Terrace and the longer routes continue to West Mains Road and Blackford Avenue.
Mileage build up for subsequent weeks for Loch Ness marathon and the Great Scottish Run (Glasgow Half) are:
4thAug – Loch Ness 13; GSR 7
11thAug – Loch Ness 17; GSR 8
18thAug – Loch Ness 18; GSR 6
25thAug – Loch Ness 13, GSR 9 (note there will be no club runs due to the LP Run)
1stSept – Loch Ness 20; GSR 10
8thSept – Loch Ness 12; GSR 9
15thSept – Loch Ness 20; GSR 11
22ndSept – Loch Ness 12; GSR 12
29thSept – Loch Ness 8; GSR race weekend
6thOct – Loch Ness race weekend