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Club Bulletin 3rd April 2023

Warm Welcome

Please welcome Andy Spence who has re-joined as a member after a short break.

Training this week:

Tuesday April 4: Negative Split Cruise Intervals.  2 x 8 mins @threshold pace, 2 x 9 minutes @ 5-10k pace (slightly faster than tempo pace), all with 1 minute recovery between intervals.  The session will take place in Ferrytoll loop – meet here (parking area next to Dundas house)  Ferrytoll loop meeting point, plenty of parking available locally out of business hours.  Please park responsibly.  Plotaroute map Ferrytoll loop  The session will be led by Lesley.

Thursday April 6:  Minute on minute off x 12-14 hard effort, followed by 10 min easy run.  The session will take place on the Milne Road/Ferrytoll road loop in Rosyth, meeting on Milne Road, at the bottom of the lane past the Rosyth Doocot, Plenty of street parking available.  Milne Road meeting place  The session will be led by Nicole.

Sessions begin with a dynamic warmup at 18:45 with the session starting at 18:50. Don’t forget to do a good warm up before the dynamic warmup, and do a cool down after the session.

The Return to Running group will also be meeting at Milne Road on Thursday. The group is ideal for members wanting to ease back into training or looking for a gentler session.

If training needs to be cancelled for any reason, we will post on Facebook.

Remember, if you have any symptoms of any potentially transmissible illness (not just Covid), please do not attend training. 

2023-24 GP – Upcoming Events

Details of all 20 GP events have been emailed to all members and are on the website here.  Some events are selling out quickly so it’s worth checking when entries open for the races you’re targeting.

Kicking off the 2023/24 GP. 4ish miles around Holyrood Park in Edinburgh with as much climb as can be packed in around Holyrood, but very doable for the novice hill runner
Entries £4 in cash on the day – best to bring the correct change so plan ahead and take cash!

Race Results

We will automatically report the results of GP races. However, if you have taken part in other events, please let us know by sending your results to [email protected]

Friday 31st March, 3k on the Green, Glasgow

  • Graeme Wilson 11:44   3rd MV60
  • Kieran Morgan 12:26

Saturday 1st April, Birnam Hill Race

  • 134 Steven King                 39:40
  • 138 Derek Cassells             40:05
  • 154 Neil McLure                40:43
  • 182 Kevin Davie                 43:10
  • 195 Barry Davie                 43:57
  • 292 Phil Smithard              1:00:50 1st MV75

ARC points will be calculated now that the final hill race has been run and will be posted on the website as soon as possible.

Saturday 1st April, The Drop 10-mile race, Edinburgh

12        Sue Walker 2:00:06     (Approx. 11.5 miles)

Sunday 2nd April, Badass Trail Race, Balbirnie

  • 33 Steven Barrie             40:3
  • 55 Shelby Lynch               44:51

Non-GP races

We have been asked by neighbouring clubs to make you aware of the following races.

  • Round the Houses 10km, Grangemouth, 16th April 2023, entries and info
  • Edinburgh to North Berwick 20 mile road race, 6th May 2023, entries and info
  • Gryffe Valley 10k, Houston, 21st May 2023, entries and info
  • Dunblane 12km road race, 28th May 2023, entries and info
  • Black Rock 5, Kinghorn, 2nd June 2023, entries will open on Entrycentral on Friday 21st April at 7pm.
  • Stonehaven half marathon, 2nd July 2023, entries and info
  • Donkey Brae Race, Aberdour, 30th July 2023, entries and info
  • Cambus Quarter, Alloa, 20th August 2023, entries and info (but this clashes with the GP race Forth Bridges 10k)
  • Cumbernauld 10k, 3rd September 2023, entries and info

Race Reports

Race reports can be found here. If you’ve run a race and would like to tell club members about it – the highs and the lows – please send reports and photos to [email protected]

Sportsshoes Discount

The discount code for April is KKMSJ1.  Don’t forget to shop around to get the best deal!