Monday, October 30, 2006

A Nice Sunday Run (or two)

From Sandy Wallace of HELP : Sunday 12 November 2006 at 10.30 am is
the Goats Gallop at Long Yester. The club's annual easy 9 mile run
over the Lammermuirs, followed by a shower and lunch at the Goblin
Ha'. Not to be taken too seriously but with prizes, if you do. Dunbar
and Musselburgh are invited to come along to this social event. Let
us know who is interested.

Sunday 10th December 2006 is Dunbar's Festive Half Marathon and 10K.
Remember this is a handicapped run (again, not to be taken too
seriously), with the intention that everyone finish round about 12:00
noon. There will be soup and sandwiches after at Hallhill. HELP and
Musselburgh are invited to take part and fancy dress is optional.

Friday, October 20, 2006

A message from Sweatshop

Hi there,

My name is Mark Johnstone and I have recently taken over as Branch Manager
at Sweatshop Edinburgh. Stewart Kerr has also recently joined the company
as Assistant Manager.

Sweatshop is one of Britain's largest specialist running retailers and our
branch is based in Next Generation Health Club at Newhaven Harbour, Leith,
EH6 4LX. We have a large free car park directly outside the store. You
can view our webpage at and the store locater option
will take you to the Edinburgh store's page.

Since taking over we have introduced new lines in our shoes, running apparel
and accessories. Our services instore include Adidas footscan gait analysis
and a treadmill to try out our range of shoes. We also stock a full range
of Phiten products.

I would like to offer you and your club members a 15% discount on any initial
purchase at the Edinburgh store (excluding sale items). If we do not stock
a particular item required we will be happy to order it for you from one
of our other stores in the UK or direct from the manufacturer.

We also have a mailing list that allows us to let you know when we are running
promotions and if any of your members would like to be added to this please
ask them to send me their email address and a note of any particular range
or brand they are interested in.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or
[email protected] or call us on 0131-467-8740.

Best Regards

Mark Johnstone
Branch Manager

Wednesday, October 18, 2006



As an experienced athletics coach I am currently undertaking my Level
4 UK XL Coaching Qualifications in both athletic development and
I am looking for up to SIX , minimum THREE, athletes who would like to
improve their performance over the next year.

Also I am the Course Director for the 2007 Edinburgh Marathon (27th
May 2007) and have redesigned the course to provide a potentially very
flat fast course that could give anyone the chance to obtain a PB with
the right coaching and training. The course will start in Edinburgh
taking in the Capital sight and then go into the lovely East Lothian
countryside including circumnavigating the beautiful Gosford House
before coming back and finishing at Musselburgh Race Course.

Ideally I would like to help TWO Senior athletes, under 40 years and
who are aiming at a time of under 2hrs 30mins; TWO veteran athletes
who are aiming at breaking 3hrs or faster and TWO athletes that are
looking to improve their time to under 4 hours. I would like a mix of
men and women and will provide a detailed coaching and training
schedule based on their realistic expectations and assessment. The
programme would start about mid November thus allowing for a full six
months of preparation.

If you are interested in being considered for taking up the CHALLENGE
please contact me by the end of October on my telephone or by e-mail
[email protected] and we can arrange an initial
discussion and possible meeting.

I hope I can help you achieve your goals for 2007 and in turn you will
help me achieve mine.

Best Wishes.


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