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
Sunday 24th March 2019
The starting point for this week’s club runs is Dean Gallery (No 2 – East Side Gallery, £2 for parking), starting at the usual time of 9 30. The runs planned for this week are 7 miles, 10 miles, 13 miles (Edinburgh Week 9) and 20 miles (London/Stirling Week 13).
Sunday 31st March 2019
Routes this week start from Portobello Swim Centre 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.
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.
Sunday 7th April 2019
Routes this week start from Glenogle Swim Centre. Showers & changing available for £1.70. Free parking on nearby streets.
This week’s routes are: Edinburgh marathon 18miles, London & Stirling marathon have their last really long run of 20 miles, EMF half is also on a mile drop week of 6.4 miles, And there’s an “almost” 8 miles option.
All routes turn right out of Glenogle baths towards Canonmills and run together along the Water of Leith path to Commercial Street. The 6 & 8 milers then head for home along the cycle track and the 18 & 20 milers follow the “coast road” all the way to Cramond.
Coffee stop is the Blue Bear Café or Coffee Angel on Brandon Street.
As an alternative there is also a plan for the London / Stirling marathon runners to take the train to Linlithgow and run back to Fountainbridge along the canal, a distance of around 21 miles. Please keep in touch via facebook for plans.
Sunday 14th April 2019
This week’s runs start from the Royal Commonwealth Pool where we’ll meet the coffee in their café after the run. If you need to use showers / changing and aren’t an Edinburgh Leisure member it’s £1.70. There’s parking at the back of the centre off Holyrood Park Road.
There’s a 6.6 mile option for those who prefer something shorter. If you want to cut that option down then take the Cluny Gardens, Blackford Ave, Esslemont Road route instead of heading to the Hermitage of Braids.
All routes head towards the Meadows and stay together until coming out of the Hermitage of Braid. Mobilise by the tennis courts at the Meadows.