Seniors Endurance Training

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.

If you want to see club members in action over recent events go to
Edinburgh AC Gallery or Edinburgh AC Endurance Facebook Page

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.

Summer Road Races

Here is a list of short, medium and long road races to try this summer,  we try and focus on District and National Championships over 5k, 10k  and Half Marathon, entry is by individual club members using the appropriate online system, for Championships you need to be a paid up member of Scottish Athletics and in many “ open” road races there is a club discount.

Club vests must be worn.

Listen to the chat at training and you will get a feel for what training chums are targeting .

We also offer track competition , for example : 1500m, Steeplechase and 5  and 10K in Leagues and open graded meetings, if interested talk to the coaches and the team manager, there are also Masters Championships and the Club Trials are on Sunday 5th April at Meadowmill.

We also do some trail running in particular the Scottish Champs in late summer

Lastly you do see some club vests at hill races, the Fixtures are on Scottish Hill Racing site

Club vests are with Yvonne Jones for a small fee

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