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.

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Tuesdays

Meadows

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen UKA level 3
Times: Meet at 6.30pm

Location: The Green Cafe Pavillion on Jawbone Walk,   (map)
Parking: Yes but check zones !
Changing facilities: No.
Toilets: No
Fee: Free.
Sessions:  Fartlek, tempo work , repetition work:  on grass or road.
Fitness level required: training  three times a week , Some experience of races is useful in times of park run sub 25 minutes  or 10K  sub 47 minutes.
Assessment: A friendly, mixed, dare I say, “fun” 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.

Wednesday

Meadows

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen UKA level 3, session led by Senior Athletes.
Times: 6:30pm
Location: The Green Cafe Pavillion on Jawbone Walk,   (map)
Parking: Yes but check zones !
Changing facilities: No.
Toilets: No
Fee: Free.
Sessions:   A continuous road run of 60/70 minutes maximum at about 8 to 8.30 minute miles .One group led by senior athletes.

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.

Road Race Fixtures

The road race fixtures for summer 2018 are at Edinburgh.org.uk/club/roadracegrandprix

This year’s confirmed races (other races will be added as they are confirmed):

  • Inverness Half Marathon (Long) – 11 March
  • Alloa Half Marathon (long) – 18 March
  • National Stage Road Relay Champs (Short/Medium) – 25 March
  • Tom Scott 10 mile (medium) – 01 April
  • Grangemouth 10k (Medium) – 08 April
  • Dunbar 10k (Medium) – 14 April
  • London Marathon (long) – April
  • Stirling Marathon (Long) – 29 April
  • R&B: Silverknowes 5k (short) – 04 May
  • Penicuik 10k (Medium) – 12 May
  • Loch Leven Half (Long) – 12 May
  • EMF 5k, 10k, Half, Marathon (Short, Medium, Long) – 26/17 May
  • Musselburgh 10k (Medium) – 21 July
  • Stirling 10k (Medium) – TBC September
  • Loch Ness Marathon (Long) – 23 September
  • Great Scottish Half (Long) – 30 September

The fixtures  include the district and national champs. Club vests must be worn , Scottish athletics fees up to date and athlete enters themselves 

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