Learn to Run
Every runner started as a beginner!
Learn to Run 2024 starts Wednesday 10 January
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.
Note your interest using the link below.
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 below.
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 t-shirt.
Running and Walking groups happen on both Wednesdays and Saturdays:
18:20 for 18:30 start at the Royal Commonwealth Pool.
The group meets outside and heads out to the Meadows, Innocent Rail Path or Arthur's Seat.
09:50 for 10:00 start at Inverleith Park (overlooking the boating pond)
Runs take place round Inverleith Park and the nearby North Edinburgh cycle paths.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Wear comfortable shoes and sports clothing suited to the changeable Scottish weather! Both sessions depart from a leisure centre, or near by, so that those who wish can use lockers and showers at a cost of £2.20. Lockers take (refundable) £1 coins.
The group heads out afterwards for a bite to eat at a nearby venue on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.