Tuesday, November 29, 2011

UK Athletics Award

Following the success of Henry Muchamore of HELP winning the scottishathletics Volunteer of the Year last month Henry was nominated for the UK Award.
On Saturday in London Henry collected the UK Athletics volunteer of the Year Award (the only Scottish winner on the evening).  So congratulations to Henry.
There is a news article on the scottishathletics site - http://www.scottishathletics.org.uk/index.php?p=17&itemType=news&itemId=5831 and an article on the UKA site http://www.uka.org.uk/media/news/november-2011/27-11-11-awards/

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rock 'n' Roll...

Rock 'n' Roll...

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Edinburgh Half Marathon is coming to town 15 April!  And they'll be announcing the Course Route December 1st!  But Run 4 It Edinburgh fans and runners will get the scoop beforehand!  Stop by our store on Wednesday 30th November from 4:30 - 7pm for a sneak peek look at the course, registration specials, prize giveaways and FUN times!

Monday, November 21, 2011



Some nice pictures of yesterdays XC race at White Sands from Brian.

Who, I suspect, extended the course onto the slippery rocks to enhance his photo opportunities.

And thanks to Ian for adding a couple of extra wee hills onto an otherwise fairly flat route.

Anyway. Thanks to everyone who helped out on the day and a big thanks to the council for assistance in getting the public loos open, as well as giving us the key for the height restriction barrier. (Also a big thanks to the council for removing the “David Essex fan club” earlier in the week!)

Other than a couple of wrongly transcribed numbers in the junior race (and those will be sorted soon) the feedback appears to be quite positive.

Couple of nice reports on the Portobello site HERE and HERE , while both Moorfoot and Carnethy seemed to enjoy their day out by the seaside.

Again, thanks to all, and now we can “relax” and enjoy running the remainder of the series! J

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

New Decathlon Store opening

See below a message from Michael at Decathlon. We used them a lot in
Manchester as they have a good range of stuff at reasonable prices. They do
loads of other sports too so if you fancy a turn at wrestling or water polo
then it may be worth a visit. Contact him if you want to get your name on
the guest list. Don't forget to mention the club name.


On Wednesday 23rd November, the night before we open to the public, we're
hosting a special 'sneak preview' night of the new store for all the local
sports clubs in the area. There will be a champagne reception, nibbles,
prizes to be won and appearances from Ali Kellock, John Beattie and Joss

Every guest on the list will receive a goody bag containing a £10 voucher to
spend on the night. The first 50 guests through the door will receive a £20
voucher and the club that brings the most members will receive a £300

Kind regards,

Mike McHale
PR and Events Manager
Decathlon UK
Tel: 0207 394 2019
Mob: 07785461155
[email protected]

Monday, November 07, 2011


In case you missed it.
Charlie Brooker writes in todays Guardian about becoming a runner. See HERE for full article.

Worth reading some of the comments too.



Although it's officially Spring here, Val was running in 32 degrees (maybe more) of sunshine on Saturday. See the attached photo - the first entrant in a) the furthest travelled retro vest competition and b) the hottest run retro vest competition. There were 43 runners on Saturday doing either an 8.1k long course or 4k short course. Everyone gets timed each week and there's a handicap run on the last Saturday of the month, followed by a BBQ of snags (sausages). Hope you're all running well.

Cheers, Jim

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Well done to all those who took part.
Provisonal results can be found on the Borders xc site (http://www.bordersxc.com )

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

London Marathon

Just a reminder to everyone that the club has two guaranteed places for the 2012 London Marathon.  As no one has come forward to say they were unsuccessful in the ballot for places, these are on offer to anyone in the club who would like to run at London - one person has noted interest, so if anyone else would like a guaranteed entry, let Anne know before the end of next week.