Learn to Run


Learn to Run 2022 is now over.  Join us again for our next 12 week course in January 2023. In the mean time if you wish to run with us we still offer plenty of opportunities at different speeds and distances to suit all levels of fitness.  Just sign up for one of our Saturday morning or Wednesday evening sessions.


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.​

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 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 and membership to our national affiliate JogScotland.


Running and Walking groups meet on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings:


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.