Endurance Squad Weekend Workouts – 22/05/15

For training: On Saturday there will be an interval session at the Meadows, meet at the green pavilion 09.55 for a 10.00 start. As a special treat, the warm up will be a wee jog to Holyrood and the session will be at the ‘grass track’ . 

On Sunday we will have our usual group training run from Craiglockhart Sports Centre, Meet in the top car park at 9.00am and head out on the Canal and Water of Leith paths to Balerno and beyond. A range of distances and a range of speeds, all welcome.

Run Like a Kenyan – Training Talk 28/05/15

japhet-koechCome and learn how to “Run Like a Kenyan” with Japhet Koech at this incredible opportunity for the EAC endurance squad. It is on Thursday 28th May, 6-7pm, at Meadowlark Café on Argyll Terrace near Melville Drive. (2 min jog from our Thursday session meeting point). It is timed so that you can come along prior to the training session.

Japhet Koech is a Kenyan marathon runner from Iten, high in the African rift valley. He features in Andarnand Finn’s best selling book, Running with the Kenyans. For two years, with the help of EMF and some crowd funding by Andarnand, Japhet has come to Edinburgh and run the Marathon.

Last year he came second in the Edinburgh Marathon in a time of 2.16.29, a new personal best.

His is a special story. He is by no means the fastest Kenyan marathon runner in the world, but his story is fascinating, and he’s willing to share his tales, as well as train, with EAC members for one night only as he prepares for this year’s Edinburgh Marathon

Livingston Open Graded

The next Livingston Open Graded meeting takes place on Wednesday 27th May, the closing date for entries is Sunday 24th May.
All our young athletes are encouraged to take part in competitions and this is your chance to gain a place in our rankings, improve your personal best and aim to get into our top teams.

full details here: 2015_Livingston_Open_Meeting_Series_Flyer

Forth Valley League

Forth Valley League, Saturday 16th May, Meadowbank
The second match of the Forth Valley league took place on Saturday, we won this match and are now in joint first place in the league with Borders, so we have all to go for in the final match.

Full results can be viewed here:
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Loughborough International

Competing for Scotland in the Loughborough International, Emily Dudgeon was first in the 800m with a time of 2:04.67, Sarah Warnock was over 6m again in the long jump with 6.12m and Cameron Tindle clocked a time of 20.94 in the 200m which puts Cameron third in the Scottish Junior all time list.

Full results can be viewed here: http://loughboro.athletics-uk.org/

Photographs taken by Brian Aitken are now in our Gallery Page

Youth Development League

Youth Development League, Upper Age Group, Manchester Saturday 16th May.
Despite having a depleted team due to exams we put up a good showing at the second meeting of the Northern Premier League in Manchester, we were second in the match and now sit in second place in the league behind Sheffield.

Full results can be viewed here: Northern Premier League match 2