Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Advance warning of an Awayday for jogscotlandfromwestwoods

on 30th of April , we'll be heading off to hopetoun house to have some different park fun again. 
shorter routes for beginners & longer routes for the 10k groups.
 all can enjoy scones & coffees afterwards. 
will be handy for our 2 south queensferry residents.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Malcolm Balk is coming back to Edinburgh on May 2nd [afternoon]

get in touch with me if you fancy coming along to learn lots about efficient running style.
£65- limited spaces.

westwoods jogscotland get out & about

Mark Barclay cruising to the finish on his first 5k for a number of years

the Saturday 10k bunch have a lovely time at the castle.

Pauline from beginners enjoying the sunshine at portobello parkrun.

thanks for coming along to parkrun guys- hope you enjoyed Alexs' cake.

new beginners groups with Andrew Jeske at leith & the meadows

finding it hard to get out for another run during the week- try Andrew Jeskes group- here's the info;

Monday, Leith Victoria Swim Centre, 6pm: Long Run (4-6 miles). Costs are £2.20/£1.50/Free (to reception).
Monday, Leith Victoria Swim Centre, 7pm: Two groups; Beginners 1 and Advanced. Costs are £2.20/£1.50/Free (to reception).
Beginners 1: 3 x 6 mins with myself.
Advanced: Join Bill for a wee 4-6 mile tour of the Walkway and beyond!
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 6:00pm: Advanced: Join myself and Jill Stonks for a 4-6 mile run.Cost is £2 to me.
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe), 6:45pm: Advanced: Join Joanna McKenzie for a 4-6 mile run. Cost is £2.
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 7pm Beginners 1+2: Everyone does 10 x 30 seconds jogging in week 1 with 30 seconds walking in between each jog (or maybe 5 x 1 or 2 minutes if they can manage it), then Jane and I continue on and do 30 mins continuous jogging after that. Cost £2 to me. 
 There have been a few new beginners on a Monday at 7pm at Leith Victoria, so if you know of anyone that is a beginner and would like to start jogging please let them know. I will try and get numbers up by officially starting a new beginners group at 7pm on 4th April. That gives me time to get the word out and it gives people time to think about it. But new people are welcome to come along straight away.
GROUP 2: The Meadows, Tuesdays 7pm. Yes I know Jane is currently up to 30 mins in this slot but we will be working on running form and starting at the beginning again before we head out to do our usual 30 mins, so this would be an ideal time to come along and get started again, or to let people know that there is a new beginners jogging group starting up. Just come along and get started till the end of April. After that we'll concentrate our efforts on who is in the group and no more complete beginners will be accepted in this slot.
ajeske@hotmail.co.uk or send me a text on 0777 621 4940 

Saturday, 2 April 2016

saturday the 9th of april for fionas groups 915am

lets try a different park next week.
9.15 am
 figgate park in portobello. let me know if you can't make it?
don't forget your barcode.- if you have one, 
if you haven't registered, don't forget to register, print &; bring your barcode. directions below.


Getting There

Location of start

The run starts at the top of Figgate Pond, close to the Baileyfield Road and Hamilton Terrace entrances and near the Green Flag.

Getting there by public transport

Lothian Bus services 5, 15, 26, 42, 104 and 49 service the local area. You will have a short 5 minute walk from the nearest bus stops to Figgate Park. 
You can quickly and easily plan your journey using the Lothian Buses Journey Planner. Lothian Buses also have an excellent free app.

Getting there on foot

Figgate Park is approximately three miles from Edinburgh city centre and is close to Portobello Promenade. Figgate Park is easily accessible by foot and the entrances are well marked. You could run, jog, or walk there.

Getting there by road

Figgate Park is situated in the Portobello area of Edinburgh. If using a satnav the postcode EH15 1NA will bring you to the Baileyfield Road entrance to Figgate Park.
From the city centre follow the A1 (London Road) until you get to Jock’s Lodge where you will continue straight onto the A1140 (Portobello Road/Moira Terrace). You will come to a major junction where you will turn right onto Sir Harry Lauder Road. Take a slight right onto Baileyfield Road. Figgate Park will be on your right.
From the North of the city follow the A199 (Salamander Street/Seafield Road/Seafield Road East) until you reach the junction with the A1140. Continue straight onto Sir Harry Lauder Road. Take a slight right onto Baileyfield Road. Figgate Park will be on your right.
From the South of the city follow the A1 until you reach the junction with Milton Road. Turn left onto Milton Road A1. Continue straight until you read the junction with the A6106 Duddingston Park. Continue straight onto Baileyfield Road. Figgate Park will be on your left.
There is lots of free on-street parking in the local area: Duddingston Road, Duddingston Park, Baileyfield Road, Mountcastle Drive North and South Please park considerately as we are in a residential area. You could consider car-sharing with other parkrunners.