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Club Bulletin 20th February 2023

Couch to Carnegie

Week 4 of the Couch to Carnegie meets at Leys Road car Park again.  More information can be found on the club website, here, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Training this week

Tuesday February 21: 30 minute tempo 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, Milne Road meeting place.  Plenty of street parking available.  Milne Road meeting place  The session will be led by Lesley.

Thursday February 23:  Progressive 400s, 10-12 x 400m, with 2 minute recoveries between.  Begin at slightly slower than your 10k race pace; gradually speed up so that your last repeat is slightly faster than your 5K race pace.  Meet at the bottom of Pitreavie drive in the industrial estate, by Stuart King Architecture and Design,  Pitreavie Drive meeting place   Park at Pitreavie Sports Centre or in the industrial estate.  Plotaroute map – 400m efforts.  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 in Pitreavie Industrial Estate 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. If conditions are dodgy, please check before traveling to training.

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

Upcoming GP Events

2022/23 Off- Road GP: The up-to-date GP points table can be found here and the final two events are listed below.

Sat 25 Feb 2023  Event No 12:   National Cross Country Championship : XC

Venue: Callendar Park, Falkirk

Info: more information including the course map can be found here.

Entries are closed but if not running, it’s well worth the trip to Falkirk to support club members.  The senior women race at 12:55 and the senior men at 14:30

Sun 26 Mar 2023   Event No 13:  Gartmorn 6 : Multi-terrain

Venue: Sauchie

Info: The race is now open for entries and can be entered here.

2022/23 Road GP: The up-to-date GP points table can be found here.

Sun 12 Mar 2023  Event 13: Alloa Half Marathon : Road

9:00am start. Entries are now open and you can enter here. This is the final event in this GP.

Don’t forget, your best seven events count towards the Grand Prix, one of which can be a road marathon so remember to submit your marathon time if you want it to count.

ARC – Additional Hill Races

Two additional hill races have been added to the ARC to allow members the chance to be All Rounder Competition completers.  The races are Bishop hill race on Sunday 5th March and Birnham hill race on Saturday 1st April. The ARC for 2022/23 will end on 1st April 2023.

Entries for Bishop Hill Race have now opened here.

Relay Races

The Allan Scally Memorial relays (4 x 5km) take place on Saturday 4th March on Glasgow green.  A personal recommendation from Sue Walker for the race (written in 2022) can be found here and entries are open here.

The Scottish Road relays take place in Livingston on March 25th and have alternate 3 and 6 mile legs. For senior men and M40, it’s a 6 stage relay, for M50, senior women and W40, it’s a 4 stage relay and for W50, it’s a 3 stage relay.

Names for either of these relay races should go to the captains on [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]

Smokies 10 miles road race for women

This popular event, held on Sunday 5th March in Arbroath, has opened for entries, here.

Scottish Secondary Schools Association, Cross Country request for help

Is anyone available to assist by marshalling at the Schools Cross Country event at Hopetoun House on Thursday 2nd March?  More information on the event can be found here.  If you are able to help, please email the event secretary, Margaret, on [email protected]

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]

There are no race results to report this week.

Sportsshoes Discount

The discount for February is NXAXW3