Wednesday, 19 April 2017

The Art of running workshop, Sunday 7th of may.

sunday 7th may
The art of running workshop

The Art of Running
is based on the proven principles of
the Alexander Technique,
which encourage good use of the body and greater awareness of the way it functions.
Taught by Malcolm Balk; author of the art of running. teacher. level iv athletic coach

 Find Your Flow

central edinburgh

Improve your 

form and find 

more joy 

in running.

Too often, an activity which 

should be pleasurable and

 fulfilling instead leads to 

frustration and injury.

Senior alexander technique teacher

Level 4 athletic coach.


7th May



Wednesday, 4 January 2017

saturday development groups

hi all- unfortunately the Saturday morning development groups won't be re-starting in January as i will be away for a while. 
please get in touch with Andrew Jeske at for details of his groups around the north & centre of the city.
 don't forget that Andrew Dean also has a Thursday evening group based out of Ainslie park leisure centre.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Edinburgh Running Network offer Bra Fitting Evening on Wednesday 30 November @ 6.30pm @ Run & Become

One for the Ladies of Westwoods Jog Scotland

Edinburgh Running Network, a local running club in Edinburgh to which a few Westwood JS have also been members, have organised a dedicated session at the Run & Become store with a talk from a Brooks specialist on how to find the perfect sports bra, then a chance to try on stock, and buy if you wish (discount to be confirmed but no pressure to buy - It has been organised before Christmas so you've time to write to Santa).

If you are interested, please let Emma Lougheed know by emailing  The event is free but we would like to have an idea of who is attending.
Come & meet the Bra called Fiona!

other bras in the moving comfort range also available.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

South Queensferry Run, Saturday 10th December 2016 1000hrs.

Hi Everyone,

South Queensferry Run, Saturday 10th December 2016 1000hrs.

As winter and dare I say it Christmas is fast approaching I thought it would be a good time to have another South Queensferry run (memory run for Alzheimer's).  This time the other side of South Queensferry through Dalmeny Estate.

Colin and I have looked at a run of approximately 8 miles
 (there will be shorter versions for those who wish a slightly shorter route). 
Then after the run to meet for coffee & Bacon rolls/cake at a local cafe.

We pretty well have the route sorted, Brendan is working on shorter routes so just a little fine tuning now.

If you are interested could you let either Colin or I know so we have an idea of how many of you are coming so we can put helpers in place if required to keep us on the right tracks and also for catering purposes.

As always the run will be £3.00 with all proceeds going to Alzheimers Scotland.

When we have an idea of numbers I will email out further instructions.  There will be ample parking but would be good if there is a possibility of lift sharing.

We look forward to seeing you there.


Thursday, 8 September 2016

Brand New Beginners Group in Central Edinburgh

hi all, injury healing , but slowly so in the meantime, here is andrew Jeskes schedule in case you know any very Beginners. [includes his other bits & pieces too]
contact andrew to let him know if you are coming;

As always, our sessions are a democracy, and we do what suits the majority of those that turn up. The sessions we do can depend on what events people have done at the weekend or what they are going to do on the weekend, and of course, the underfoot conditions!
Monday, Leith Victoria Swim Centre, 6:00pm: Easy run or speed session, YOU decide! Costs are £2.20/£1.50/Free (to reception).
Monday, Leith Victoria Swim Centre, 7:00pm: 5K (3.1 miles) we're coming to get you! It's 33 mins tonight and around 2.5 miles Costs are £2.20/£1.50/Free (to reception).
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 6:00pm: Advanced: 3-6 miles with Jill Stonks and myself. Cost is £2.
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe), 6:45pm: Join Joanna McKenzie for a 3-6 mile run. Cost £2.
Tuesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 7:00pm: Beginners 1+2: 2 x 7 mins for Bernadette and Fiona Gardiner and 10-22 mins for Dorothy GroobyJane Carson and Claire Shanks Cost £2.
Wednesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 6:00pm: Beginners 1: Yes I've has a few more enquiries about beginners groups so I'm here again and I hope to have at least two new members tonight. Know anyone that wants to start jogging? Please let them know! We'll be doing 10 x 30 seconds jogging with 30 seconds of walking in between each jog. Cost £2.

Wednesday, Meadows (Meet at the Pavilion Cafe) 6:30pm: It's the anti-penultimate Sri Chimnoy race of the season folks and it's a 5K. Only £2 with juice and biscuits afterwards. Fabby!
Registration on the night only (from 6:30pm). Race starts at 7pm. If you want a warm up I'll be there from 6:30pm.

Friday, 29 July 2016

jogscotland saturday development groups for the second half of 2016.

Hi- due to an injury, i'll not be starting my normal end of summer groups at the start of August. However, i will be at &  encouraging parkrunning, so come along to portobellos very own figgate park at 930 on a Saturday & i'll see you there. If you have any questions or want any pointers, please come & join in. Normal service may be resumed in the autumn if i'm sorted.

free, timed & fun for everyone. sign up, print out your barcode & come along. [&DFYB]

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

lucjas new adventures!

1.       I am hosting on this Saturday 23rd of july which is a free event leaving from Northface Store on Saturday morning out to the Pentlands (Flotterstone Pub) for a 7 mile run for ALL abilities, transport provided, but you need to register for numbers. [need trail shoes]

2.       You may have seen on Facebook, but I am heading off next week to run #500kin5days running the length of The Netherlands with my friend Marina, wearing only our pink (R)underwear.  Just a little bit mad I know!  I am raising money for Pink Ribbon Foundation (Breast cancer) so if you can please give me a shout out to try and build our donations for such a worthy cause I would really appreciate it.  The link is
We are asking people to take a selfie with the attached sign and do a tweet or facebook message to say ‘I support @runningdutchie & @mranger90 run for @pinkribbonfound #500kin5days Sponsor them now ‘ If it’s on facebook lose the @ signs of course.