Seniors Endurance Training

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Edinburgh AC Gallery or Edinburgh AC Endurance Facebook Page

All sessions subject to covid management, T and T registers and are for EAC members or those who have completed membership enquiry on EAC site  Sorry there can be no “ casual attendances “.

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

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.

Saturdays

Meadows

Contact/Coach: Alex MacEwen and Garry Robertson. Both are 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

Please check EAC endurance Facebook page if session is on.

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.

Club vests are with Yvonne Jones for a small fee email HERE

XC Fixtures

 

Fixture List

Season

2021/22

Event Venue/Host Club/Club Consortium
09/10/21 East District XC Relay Championships Gala
30/10/21 East District League (1) Hawick Moor Racecourse
23/10/21 National XC Relay Championships Scone Palace, Perth
06/11/21 National Short Course Championships Lanark Race Course
20/11/21 East District League (2) Dundee Camperdown Park
04/12/21 District Cross Country Championships Stirling Uni, Stirling
15/01/22 Inter District Cross Country Championships Irvine by invite
22/01/22 East District League (3) Livingston Deans
12/02/22 Masters Cross Country Championships Aberdeen
26/02/22 National Cross Country Championships Falkirk
26/27 March 22 6/4 Stage Relay Livingston
17/04/22 District 10 Km Road Race Round the Houses, Grangemouth

All pre entry via team managers except the three league races where you get club number on day from team managers

You must be an EAC member and paid up with Scottish Athletics

You must wear a club vest

Pre entry by team mangers to these events , Alex Macewen for men and Karen Dobbie for women alex.karhu2511@gmail.com; karen.eac.xc@gmail.com;

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