Learn to Run


Every runner started as a beginner!

EFR works hard at welcoming beginners and people who wouldn't normally consider running to our club. In early 2015 we were delighted to trial JogScotland's first Walking Programme and integrated their Beginners' Running Levels 1 & 2 into our weekly sessions. Since then, EFR has continued to evolve our LtR programme based on participants' and leaders' feedback.

2022 will see the return of our own 12-week Learn-to-Run programme that will take the best of what we've learned and apply it to the abilities and goals of a typical EFR Learn-to-Runner. Our JogScotland-trained leaders will endeavour to help you achieve YOUR running goals at YOUR pace.  The first session will be Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Glenogle Swim Centre.

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Additional Information:


There is no charge for the course, however we ask that all participants become an EFR member before the programme starts. Annual membership fees are £15 (£5 concession). Please complete the online form here. Becoming a member means you’ll be able to join our twice-weekly club runs and keep improving even after the course ends. Once becoming a member, you will receive a complementary EFR racing vest and membership to our national affiliate JogScotland.



Learn-to-Run and Walking groups happen on both Wednesdays and Saturdays:


18:20 for 18:30 start at Royal Commonwealth Pool. 
The group meets to the right of the reception desk and heads out to Arthur's Seat or the Meadows.



09:50 for 10:00 start at Glenogle Swim Centre in Stockbridge. 
The group meets just inside the LOWER entrance of the pool from Glenogle Road.


Wear comfortable shoes and sports clothing suited to the changeable Scottish weather! Both sessions depart from a leisure centre so that those who wish can use lockers and showers can at a cost of £1.90. Lockers take (refundable) £1 coins.


The group heads out afterwards for a bite to eat at a nearby venue on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.