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.
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 Royal Commonwealth Pool.
The group meets to the right of the reception desk, overlooking the pool, 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 at the path to the west end of the building on Glenogle Road.
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 so that those who wish can use lockers and showers at a cost of £2. Lockers take (refundable) £1 coins.
The group heads out afterwards for a bite to eat at a nearby venue on both Wednesdays and Saturdays.