Thursday, July 30, 2009

Running Event With A Twist

Hi , 
Just to let you and your fellow runners know about a great new running event coming up in October in Edinburgh, the Urbathon, a 10k with a twist  will be unleashed on 18th of October.  It is a challenge 10k with obstacles taking in the parliament grounds and Arthur's seat. 
It is sponsored by Nike, The Sweat Shop, Foresters, Edinburgh Leisure and lots of local companies as well.
Entrants get training plans from CHSS and Edinburgh leisure, free training advice in any Edinburgh Leisure club, running specific water bottle, t-shirt, pedometer, chip timing, Goody bag and massage on the day. 
Set off in waves the race is suitable for all abilities, with a bit of training! 
The web address for entries online is
Many thanks
Kind regards

Jenny Smith
East Fundraiser

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland - 65 North Castle Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3LT

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Carfraemill to Gifford

Haddington have kindly invited us along to take part in this event on Wednesday 12th August (this always takes place on the Wednesday following the Haddington Half). 
The bus will be leaving Gifford at 6:00 - the bus usually waits round about the Goblin Ha' - and then dropping everyone off at Carfraemill, to run over the hill back to Gifford.  There will be a meal at the Goblin Ha' afterwards for those who wish to stay for that.
Please let Anne know if you will be going along - by e-mail please - so that an idea of numbers can be passed to Haddington.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Anne was on hand to take some snaps of the recent Musselburgh 10k.

Photos can be found here...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Jedburgh Running Festival - 25th October 2009

The well established Jedburgh Half Marathon run in late October each year is being expanded to now additionally include a 10K Road Race
The 8th running of the Half Marathon and the new 10K both start at 11.00 am on Sunday 25th October and we are hoping to attract the continuing large entry for the Half Marathon as well as a substantial number of new participant to the 10K race.
Last years Half Marathon was won in a time of 67.17 minutes (male) and  81.02 (female) from amongst an international field.
We are now taking registration for this year's events and we hope that from within your club there may be some interest and entrants.
Interested parties can go to and register on line.
The principal sponsor of this event is Starrett who is a major local employer.
John Henderson
Race Promotion
Jedburgh Events Forum.

Monday, July 20, 2009


This article might be worth a wee read:

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Golden League

Win 50 tickets for your club to go to the televised international athletics meeting in Grangemouth  - also the inaugural Golden League Final - on the evening of Wednesday 26th August (Grangemouth Stadium, Falkirk).


All you have to do is ensure that your club completes the most Equity surveys by Tuesday 18th August to win.


scottishathletics is committed to achieving the Equity Standards Preliminary Level and in order to do this we need your help to complete the audit. It takes less than five minutes to do, so please click on the link below and encourage your club members to do the same:


The Equity Standard has four different levels and scottishathletics has achieved the first 'Foundation Level' and is now going for the next level up - 'Preliminary Level'. 


The purpose of the Standard is to develop the organisation in terms of the culture, policies, leadership and people to promote democracy and fairness within the sport. It also aims to improve the services offered such as programmes, communications and customer service - however, in order to find out where our gaps are in achieving Equity, we need as many members as possible to complete the audit. 


Many thanks for your help.


Fiona Curr

Marketing Manager


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Family Day

There is to be a Family Day at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre on Sunday 2nd August from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with various stalls, a children's entertainer etc.  It has been suggested that we may want to organise some fun events such as egg and spoon races, sack races and the like, so if anyone is able to help out or has suggestions of what we can do on the day, please contact Anne as soon as possible.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Coastal Run

Seventeen members of the club made the journey to Beadnell on Sunday to take part in the popular Northumberland Coastal Race, a 14 mile route over mixed terrain. The race started in 1979 with just 12 competitors and now has over 1000 runners vying to enter the event. The course takes in Dunstanburgh Castle and Craster Village along the route, finishing on the beach at Alnmouth.

Ian Rowland came 21st overall in 1:29:09, with club mate Stuart Hay finishing 40 seconds behind in 25th place. Ian Sills and Graeme Jones finished 1:33:10 and 1:37:11 respectively, with Richard Taylor finishing in 1:41:43. Also competing on the day were Steve Pattison 1:49:05, Brian Davidson 1:51:28, Anne Hay 1:56:38, Neil Teather 1:57:08, Frank Weissgerber 1:57:52, Emma Taylor 1:58:13, Jamie Cherrie 2:05:09, Mary Pattison 2:06:16, Fiona Brewster 2:12:27, Sheila Morrison 2:15:59, Valerie Herring 2:19:51 and Theresa Leslie 2:25:55.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009



The results from race 3 of the Summer Series are now available from the Summer Series website:

Thursday, July 02, 2009



Well there you go then. The results of another thrilling, yet ultimately pointless, poll have been collected, collated, sorted and ….. well briefly looked at to be honest.

Quite a big response this time round, and its interesting to note that while 26% of you think MP3 players are OK for training the vast majority believe they should be either banned from races or even have no place in running at all (53% support a ban while a further 16% think they have no place in running).

One solitary runner voted that they couldn’t live without theirs.

I said, “One solitary runner voted that they couldnt live without theirs”…. OI !! I said “One solitary runner voted that they couldnt live without theirs”… If you took those things out your ears you might hear me!!

Cast your eyes to the right and to the top for another poll.