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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
My apologies for contacting you out of the blue, however we would like to give your running club the opportunity to be involved in the early stages of an event which is taking part next year called Speed of Light.
To give you a bit of background to the project, Speed of Light will be Scotland's official contribution to the London 2012 Festival and the Cultural Olympiad. A major commission for Edinburgh International Festival, Speed of Light will run for 3 weeks throughout August 2012, and will be seen by over 18,000 people.
We are looking for distance runners from across the country to take part in Speed of Light and next August, up to 5,000 runners will have the chance of a lifetime to run a choreographed route around the path network of Arthur's Seat at night in specially constructed light suits. The stunning visual results will be viewed by a ticketed audience from the summit of the hill every night.
At the moment we are still in the planning stages of the event and we are looking for 150 volunteer runners to help us test out routes on Arthur's Seat during the day as well as making shapes on the hill using smaller groups of runners in our prototype light suits once it has got dark.
Our next rehearsal is taking place on Arthur's Seat on Saturday 29th October between 1.30pm till 5.30pm (day session) and 6pm till 8pm (evening session with light suits).
If this sounds like it would be of interest to your group and you would like to volunteer to be part of our rehearsals then please reply to [email protected] by Wednesday 19th October to book your places (Please state which session; afternoon only OR afternoon and evening)
Finally, we will also be launching our runner registration on 31st October, so please visit our website (www.speedoflight2012.org.uk) to be part of the big event next year!
Monday, October 17, 2011
HELP have, once more, invited us to take part in their Goats Gallop race on Sunday 13th November.
It starts at 10:30 at Longyester and the route is multi terrain and takes in a climb up Lammer Law before a beautiful fast, downhill trail road that goes past Hopes Reservoir, before heading back onto road and back towards Longyester. All in all its just over 8 miles.
Previous years have seen us going for something to eat afterwards in the Tyneside Tavern.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
COME AND MEET RUNNING LEGEND
RON HILL AT RUN and BECOME
Run with Ron
Thursday 20th Oct
RUN AND BECOME
66 Dalry Road
Running legend Ron Hill will be paying a visit to Run And Become, Edinburgh's specialist running shop, from 12 noon on Thursday 20th October. Come and chat to, arguably, Britain's greatest marathon runner, and tap into the experience of the former Olympian, Comonwealth and European marathon champion. At 12.30 there will be a chance to "Run with Ron" on a short leisurely paced 5km loop from the store, as he keeps up his remarkable schedule of having run every day since Dec 20th 1964 - an incredible streak spanning over 45 years without a missed day of running .
Afterwards enjoy a well earned refreshment and from approx 1pm - 2pm Ron will be in store to answer any questions or simply chat running !
Fine just to turn up, but e-mailing your likely appearance to [email protected] would be appeciated.
Special in store offer on 20th October: Free Ron Hill hat and glove set worth £17 with any
regular priced Ron Hill clothing item.
Further enquiries to Adrian Stott 0131 313 5300.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The 2011/2012 Borders Cross Country series kicks off this year on Sunday 6th November at Lauder.
Details of all the races can be found at the Borders XC website ( http://www.bordersxc.com )
Please note that Dunbar hosts the second race in the series on Sunday 20th November. This race is at White Sands and we will be looking for marshals etc.
Sunday, October 09, 2011
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Saturday, October 08, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Please note that the race has this year moved back one week from its usual space in the race calender.
This is to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of the founding of Dunbar Running Club.