Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Like running? Like good tunes? Like eating cake?

If you said yes to any of these, then the good news is the ERN LP RUN and cake competition is back!  At 11am on Sunday 19th August at Meadowbank Stadium
 For our 3rd year, bigger and better than ever before.  
This year in aid of local charity, Cruse Bereavement Care South East Scotland.

The run is based on the oldest race in Houston, Texas now in its 45th year.  
For the ipod generation here is a short explanation.  
On the crack of the starting pistol you run as many Revolutions Per Minute (laps) of the track as you can during 33 and a third minutes, all the while listening to top tunes from the
 60s, 70s and 80s.
 Entrants are responsible for counting their own laps but there will be independent verification of the front runners and prizes for the top male and female finishers, as well as spot prizes. 

Edinburgh Running Network (ERN) members love their cake, so bring along an entry to the cake competition too. The cakes will be judged as the race is run and prizes awarded for the Tastiest Cake, the Best Dressed Cake and Best Traybake. Then, after the race in done and dusted, arguably the best bit - tea, coffee and cake!

There are fire-engine red technical T-shirts to order when you enter, and you can also suggest your favourite running track, from the 60s, 70s or 80s, to accompany your run on the day.
enter on entrycentral;

ERN is one of the friendliest running clubs in Scotland. Come along and find out just how much we love to run, and eat cake.

see last years report;

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

discount for entering the 5k SOOOON

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Have you signed up for the Nuffield Health jogscotland 5k challenges 2012?

If not, now is your chance - grab a bargain by registering before Thursday 31 May and using the discount code JOG2012 at the online checkout.

Our fun and friendly series of 5k timed runs are the perfect way to...

  Stretch your legs after a long day at the office... catch up with your friends in the summer sunshine... beat your PB... achieve your very first PB... enjoy scenic routes across Scotland... raise money for charity... beat your work colleagues... have fun!

With so many reasons, why wouldn't you join in the fun at the Nuffield Health jogscotland 5k challenges 2012?

Enter here now.

See you at the start line!
The jogscotland Team

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

musselburgh 10k in july-fast & flat with ice cream at the end!

Musselburgh Festival 10K 2012 
The Musselburgh Festival 10K will take place on Saturday 21st July 2012, starting at 10.30am.
The 10K race is part of the Musselburgh Festival Races and is organised by Musselburgh & District AC.
All entrants must be aged 15 years of age or older on race day.
Pre-registration is requested to collect timing chip. Running numbers and timing chips will not be sent out.
Race Registration, the Start and the Finish will all be at Loretto School’s Playing Fields. The entrance is at the corner of New Street and the River Esk just by the footbridge. Registration will be open between 8:45am and 9:45am on race day morning.
There are no entries on the day for 10k.
The races are on a flat course, made up of paths and tracks.
(Under 16 Fun Run starts at 12:00 noon - free entry - register on the day.)
For further information, please see

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

fancy a run for kidney research?

The Great North Run 2012: Do something fantastic in 2012 and take part in the BUPA Great North Run!
On 16 September 2012, join a mix of elite athletes, celebrities and charity runners taking part in the Bupa Great North Run and help fund vital research to save lives.  The 13 mile route starts in the heart of Newcastle and crosses the Tyne Bridge before finishing in South Shields.
Register now for one of our guaranteed places. 
·         Entry Fee -  £39
·         Minimum sponsorship - £395.
·         Online registration
Loch Ness Marathon – Sunday 30 September 2012
The Baxters Loch Ness Marathon & Festival of Running is a notable fixture on the running calendar. The route begins in an atmospheric location and continues through breathtaking scenery, taking you along the south-eastern shores of Loch Ness, across the River Ness, and into the centre of Inverness, capital city of the Highlands.  The centuries-old legend of the Loch Ness Monster is a story that continues to run. Along with the scenic beauty of the area, it has been responsible for attracting visitors to this fascinating part of Scotland for many years.
Register now for one of our guaranteed places.
·         Entry Fee - £44
·         Minimum Sponsorship - £400
·         Online registration

Thursday, 10 May 2012

‘ART OF RUNNING’ with Malcolm Balk

           ‘ART OF RUNNING’ with Malcolm Balk
Date: Monday 21st May 2012
Time: 6.30pm – 10pm
Location: 42 Royal Park Terrace, Edinburgh, EH8 8JA
Cost: £65
The ‘Art of Running’ session is based on the principles of the Alexander Technique and aimed at anyone interested in running. It is suitable for all ages, experience and levels of fitness. Video analysis is used for ‘’ before and after’’ study.
Malcolm Balk lives, runs and teaches the Alexander Technique in Montreal, Canada. He is a Level 4 middle distance coach and the former Head Coach of the Cross Country and Track and Field programs at Concordia University. A competitive Masters runner, Malcolm has completed six marathons, most recently a sub-3 hour at age 50.
As a coach and runner, Balk knows the importance of ease of movement, so his ultimate goal is to improve running form. His focus with athletes is to help them replace bad postural habits with a more efficient style that Balk says will enhance performance, reduce the risk of injury better results and reduce injuries through the use of the Alexander Technique.
In the course of the session with Malcolm you will learn to
·        Release tension and stiffness
·        Reduce risk of injury, while increasing performance
·        Identify & change harmful habits that keep you from performing to your full potential

For further enquiries or details, please contact Amanda Shearman
e mail: or mobile 07968 333 464