Seniors Endurance Training

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Note: see fitness level required as a guide to minimum standards. These are not beginners sessions and novices should see the information about the various jogscotland groups. For information about track and middle distance sessions go to the main training page.

Tuesdays

Meadowbank

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen UKA 3
Assistant coaches: Argy Rizos and Amanada Woodrow UKA 2
Time: 7:00pm for a 7:15pm start
Location: Meadowbank Sports Centre (map)
Parking: Yes.
Changing facilities: Yes, but costs a fee. Your kit is allowed on the track, however. Come changed, or use the loo!
Toilets/showers: Yes. Showers cost a fee.
Fee: No charge for the coaching, but track fee payable to Edinburgh Leisure to use the track. (£2.50-£5.00)
Use of the track: Walk in the reception of Meadowbank Sports Centre. Pay the fee. Then ask them how to get to the track. Once you go through the door that takes you to stadium, walk outside where you will see a group of runners loitering on your right (off the track). Ask for Alex to make sure you are in the right group.
Sessions: Various track sessions. About 3k to 6k in sessions faster than race pace depending on target races . “ Handicap” groups
Fitness level required: Running three times a week for at least 35 mins maybe with some fartlek Some experience of races is useful.
Assessment: Casual, mixed gender and age ( junior to super vet) , friendly atmosphere where you will get a good workout.

Tuesdays

Saughton

Contact/Coach: Garry Robertson
Time: Warm up starts 17.45.
Location: Saughton Track.
Parking: Yes.
Changing facilities: Yes.
Toilets/showers: Yes.
Fee: No charge for the coaching, but a track fee is payable to Edinburgh Leisure for the use of the track. (£2.50-£5.00).
Use of the track: Pay the track fee at reception. Then ask them how to get to the track.
Sessions: Usually session is close to 10k worth of effort, type of reps vary depending on current targets, could be long tempo reps, short fast reps, or a mixture! Total distance including warm up/cool down, about 8-9 miles.
Fitness level required: Sub 40min 10k (or looking to go sub 40min). Running most days and training for target races (from 1,500m to Marathon).
Assessment: Can be tough sessions, but mixed ability (10k times 30 to 40 mins) and friendly atmosphere.

Thursdays

Meadows

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen & Garry Robertson.UKA 3
Times: 6.30pm
Location: West Meadow Park, at the south side of Jawbone Walk, (close to the bottom of Marchmont Road (map)
Parking: Yes, on Melville Drive.
Changing facilities: No.
Toilets. Sometimes the public toilet is open, sometimes not!
Fee: Free.
Sessions: Various: fartlek, reps, hills , race modelling, sisu!
Fitness level required: Running three times a week for at least 35 mins. Some experience of races is useful.Probably under 25 minute 5k or under 50 minute 10k
Assessment: A friendly, mixed, dare I say, “fun” atmosphere where you will get a good workout. Numbers of runners 40-50.Desire to improve by consistent training.

Saturdays

Meadows

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen and Argy Rizos. Amanda Woodrow helps cover . All UKA qualified
Times: 09:55 for a 10:00 warm-up.
Location: West Meadow Park, at the south side of Jawbone Walk, (close to the bottom of Marchmont Road (map)
Parking: Yes but check zones !
Changing facilities: No.
Toilets: Sometimes the public toilet is open, sometimes not!
Fee: Free.
Sessions: Various fartlek, hills, tempo work , repetition work: faster than race pace. All on grass
Fitness level required: Running three times a week for at least 35 mins. Some experience of races is useful in times say faster than 25 minute 5k or 50 minute 10k. Attitude: effort and consistency
Assessment: A friendly, mixed, dare I say, “fun” atmosphere where you will get a good workout. Be warned: If there is a race that weekend, the group may not meet up. Announced on website and Thursday training.

Sundays

Craiglockhart

Contact/Coach: Garry Robertson
Times: 9am
Location: Craiglockhart Tennis & Sports Centre (map)
Fee: Free.
Sessions: Long Sunday run sessions, with a varied group.
Fitness level required: Be able to run distances 12 miles and upwards, pace range from about 6.30 min per mile to 8.30 min per mile.
Assessment: An initial group of about 30 splits into 3 or 4 groups according to running speed. Good running chat and discussions during the run.

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EAC winter 2017/18 cross country Fixtures: Junior, Senior and Masters

 

Date Venue Distance Name
14 Oct Glamis by Forfar 4K XC Relay District Champs*
21 Oct Stirling Uni 8K Meet 1/3 East XC League
28 Oct Cumbernauld 4K XC National Relay Champs
11 Nov Kirkcaldy 4K XC Short Course Champs
25 Nov Alloa 9K Meet 2/3 East XC League
9 Dec Livingston 10k District XC Champs
20 Jan Broxburn 10K Meet 3/3 East XC League
3 Feb Kilmarnock 10K Masters XC Champs
24 Feb Falkirk 10K National XC Champs
25 Mar Livingston 5/10K National Road Relay Champs

*Names to managers by 28th September

 

Open events on cross country

 

Lasswade 5th November

Braids 18th November EUHH at KB

 

Club handicaps

Mcdonald Trophy  Saturday 7th October 1000 hrs declare £1.00 entry

28th November last Meadowbank track session : stadium closes for some years

Bert Farmer Christmas event 21st December Thursday training at 1830 hrs

Cauldstane Trail race at West Linton on Sunday 3rd December

Last Thursday of every month the KB hermitage handicap 1300 hrs sharp start from KB student Union Free 4 mile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Championship Events :Information for rookies and hardened warriors

 

Team managers /coaches will check out your availability some weeks in advance of Championship fixtures We expect EAC members to compete but there is no compulsion You need to be a member of Scottish Athletics: Make sure team manager has your SA membership number Preentry means EAC in advance enters athletes and pays the entry fee to Scottish Athletics

 

To join Scottish athletics or keep up to date http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/membership/   At championship events you will be DSQ’d if not a paid up member or not wearing club vest

 

For senior men and vets Team management is led by Alex MacEwen and for women by Enid Johnstone Karen Dobbie at training can keep you right

 

The three league meets are simpler , you turn up on time to warm up , recce course  and Team manager issues a number at club tent.EAC pays entry fee

 

Club tent tends to go to all these events and we need a 4  to 5 person  squad to transport ,erect , take down and store tent. A long day but we have all age groups to support in male and female

 

Transport : we try to share usually from PC world at Drumbrae

 

Arrangements are on face book ,at training and on club website or talk to coaches Garry and Alex and experienced seniors as Karen Dobbie

 

Shoes: spikes or studs depending on course Check your spikes from last year! If new ones : try and  a few easy runs on grass in training in advance

 

Club vests from Yvonne on a Tuesday evening at Meadowbank until Stadium closes yvonnejones@gmail.com

 

Winter kit: Waterproof tops, long sleeved vests for example  has been organised by Amanda Woodrow Details on Facebook and email amandawoodrow13@gmail.com

 

 

Open Events: Information for rookies and hardened warriors

 

There are a number of open events in the Winter fixture list on Scottish Athletics website offering more cross country and road races . I have listed some Members can choose whatever they want and pay their own entry fee and arrange transport There are usually training /squad members going

 

Handicaps are very low key .Turn up . A small fee and some prizes Handicapping is  a means of race organisation whereby based on current form slower athletes are set off first and then after suitable time increasing faster folk start So all have a chance of winning.

 

We continue to have support of BROOKS kit and 10% club discount at run and Become

 

 

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