Training Days

Please note: In order to attend any current training sessions, you must pre-register due to Covid-19 restrictions.

(See bottom of page for sign-up info)

IMPORTANT:

DO NOT ATTEND if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a fever, new persistent cough or loss of sense of taste or smell).

It is mandatory to stay at home if you:

Have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
Have COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell
Have been told to self-isolate as part of the contact tracing measures in place.

All members must adhere to current government regulations around physical distancing and travel restrictions.

Monday

7pm Portobello: 2 locations

Suitable for all runners, our shorter Monday night training runs are a mixture of steady runs, speed, and hill sessions. All levels of runners are welcome, however we would expect runners to be able to run continuously for at least 20 minutes. Run Leaders are Elly Mackenzie, Andrew Simpson, Emma Lougheed and Fi Mackenzie. ‘We are out for about 45mins to 1hr, depending on the route and session. Distance varies from 3 to 5 miles. All runs start in Portobello at 7pm. Your specific start location will be indicated in your sign-up/confirmation email. Any questions, please contact erntraining@gmail.com

Tuesday

6.30pm Royal Commonwealth Pool

Also known as Chooseday Tuesdays – we meet at 6.30pm, albeit at three separate locations close to the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Sign up for a pace and one of your lovely run leaders will take you around a carefully tailored route.  Run Leaders are Miguel Mudarra, Peter Chambers, Sorrel Cosens and Wendy McFarlane. Needless to say we’ll do our best to avoid busy crowded areas; the routes will remain 3-5 miles for now. We’ll ALL start at 18:30; the starting point will be slightly different too, so please continue to pay special attention to your sign-up/confirmation email:

Group 1: (8:00-9:00 min/mile) – Start point: Roundabout near Royal Commonwealth Pool

Group 2: (9:30-10:30 min/mile) – Start point: Back carpark of Royal Commonwealth Pool (near Pollock Halls)

Group 3: (11:00-12:30 min/mile) – Start point: Front of Royal Commonwealth Pool

Any questions, please contact erntraining@gmail.com.

Wednesday

7.00pm Beach in front of Portobello Swim Centre.

Summer: From April to September, Wednesday night is ‘Beach Fun’ night, a 50-60 minute circuit training session led by Gordon Faulkner on the beach in front of the Portobello Swim Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend this special summer offering; the cost is £2 for members, £4 for non-members. Currently limited to 12 participants per session (Covid level dependant.) Any questions, please contact bluebananafitness@gmail.com

Winter: In the winter season ERN organises a set of Winter Talks with topics ranging from looking after your feet, training with Heart Rate monitor, nutrition and strength training to complement your running. Keep an eye out for the Newsletter or updates on the private Facebook group for details.

Thursday

6.30pm Craigentinny Golf Club Car Park/Portobello.

Run Leader Andrew Simpson helps you “Find your Inner Runner”, aided by Emma Lougheed. Thursday sessions are designed to guide you to fulfilling your running potential. All sessions are geared towards your speed and pace. Interval sessions are conducted in a fun and friendly environment with a view to understanding your own pace, this may even mean running slower. 

All levels of runners are welcome. Expect to be out for at least an hour. Come along and see what pace and control can do for your running potential. Any questions, please contact erntraining@gmail.com.

Saturday

9.30am Portobello / Cramond / Vogrie / Livingston / Oriel / Meadowmill

Saturdays are for parkrun! Although not an official ERN training event, ERNies can be found at all of the local parkruns, with Portobello, Edinburgh (Cramond) and Vogrie being the most well-attended by us, in that order. Many of us are involved in regular volunteering at parkrun, and each year we do an “ERN Takeover” for our club’s birthday, where we take over the entire volunteer roster. Whether you are running or volunteering, parkrun is a great way to get to know more runners and to give back to our community.

Sunday

9.30am – Location varies

July 2021 update from the Exec Committee, re: Sunday Runs: 

We have been discussing reinstating ERN Sunday runs but have decided to postpone for the time being due to current Covid-19 issues.

However, if you’re looking for a Sunday run, remember that we’re a ‘network’, so you are free to run in small, informal groups, within current government guidelines. Our private Facebook group is a great way to see if anyone is interested in a particular Sunday run, or any day, for that matter. If you are looking for some run inspiration, here’s our library of ERN Routes.

Any questions, please contact erntraining@gmail.com.

Sign-up Information:

Sign-up via the link in the weekly members-only ERN Newsletter, or via the link on our private Facebook page.

All training runs are currently on a “First come first served” basis (but you must be a member and have registered for a session).

As the restrictions are lifting, we can increase the numbers, however this is still run leader / session specific.

If you need to cancel – please do so asap so that we can contact others on the waiting list.  You can do this via the links in the newsletter/in our private Facebook page.

A waiting list will be available: ensure you use an email address which you check regularly so that you aren’t disappointed and miss a space if it becomes available – or which could have been offered to someone else. 

As ever, any questions, please contact erntraining@gmail.com.

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