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Choosing the right run session

Monday and Wednesday night runs:

These evening runs are suitable for complete novices through to more experienced runners, so everyone is welcome to come along. If you have never run with a group before and are new to running then this is the ideal place for you to start.

Some weeks are steady run sessions or work on technique, whereas others work on strength or pace. The only pre-requisite is that anyone coming along should be able to run 3-4 miles without stopping.

On a Monday we meet at 18.00 (ready to leave at 18.15) in the reception area of the Royal Commonwealth Pool  and on a Wednesday we meet at 19.15 (ready to leave at 19.30) in the reception area of the SMC Sports Centre.

Please make sure you are dressed for the weather. High visibility clothing is required for the winter evenings.


Track sessions:

Every Friday evening at 18:00 the club holds a track session at Saughton Sports Complex. This type of run training is excellent for increasing basic speed and educating the body in pace awareness. All runners can benefit from track sessions, no matter what their ability.

Please arrive by 17.45pm to warm up and be ready to start on time.

Track sessions cost £5.15 please pay at reception before making your way track side.


Off road runs:

During the autumn and winter months many of our members organise off road runs at various locations. Typically, these are led rather than coached and are usually organised via the clubs Facebook page.

These cater for all abilities but expect people to have some running experience for 1 -2 hours. Off road running shoes are recommended and clothing suitable for all conditions.

Our next run sessions:

This Week
Sunday 06 Dec
10:15 - 11:15

Off-road Run Session - Holyrood Car Park

Sunday off-road Run – Holyrood Car Park – 10.15am
(off-road shoes recommended)

Starting from Holyrood Car Park at 10.15 by the little kiosk.

The recent Scottish Government guidance and Triathlon Scotland guidance allows for 30 people to attend an organised sports session. For safety, we will do a ratio of 1 coach to 14 individuals (1:14) for running.

Rather than a training session, this session is a led off-road run in Holyrood Park.

Cancelling your space:

To cancel a session, you need to login on the website then open the event page of the session you want to cancel:
At the bottom of that page you have a link to “Manage your bookings” that takes you to a page where you can cancel any specific session.
You can also use this direct link:

Should you sign up for this session, you agree to abide by the following:

  • People who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 7 days and household members for 14 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend an activity. At all times, participants should adhere to the Scottish Government’s physical distancing guidelines of staying at least 2m away from others. Increased hygiene measures must be in place at all times: If you need to sneeze or cough, do so into a tissue or upper sleeve. Dispose of your tissue into an appropriate bin or place in a plastic bag and take home. Wash your hands afterwards for 20 seconds. Avoid touching your face and ensure to clean your hands with at least 60% alcohol gel when you finish participating. Bring your own hand gel. You should read the Triathlon Scotland guidance prior to the meet.
  • I will only participate in one session a day. The purpose of this is to limit the ‘bubbles’ you are in during a single day. Please be mindful of this should you be in other settings outside of the club.