Wednesday Evening Run
Time: 6.50pm. Please note many of our routes have limited lighting at night. While this is less of a problem during summer, wearing high-visibility clothing is never a bad idea year-round.
What: Run plus dinner/social.
Routes: Gentle walk-jog options, plus 6k, 8k and 10k distances for more advanced runners with variations around Holyrood Park, Arthur's Seat, and along Braid Burn. The nearby Meadows is also available as a less hilly option. Click on the links below to see the route maps (all routes are "-ish" distances):
Cost: There is no per-run charge. If you enjoy our club and would like to continue running with us, after three visits we will ask you to buy a membership (just £15 per year, £5 student/unwaged rate).
Changing and Showers: You may use the changing and shower facilities at the Commie for £1.70 (just ask the reception staff for "a shower"). The lockers in the change room are free, but require a £1 coin as a deposit.
We use the men’s and women’s gym changing rooms downstairs, which have cubicled showers and communal changing, and for gender neutral changing there are a few options, so please use the facilities you feel most comfortable with.
For gender neutral changing: you're welcome to change in the poolside changing village, which is gender neutral throughout and has open showers and cubicled changing, a smaller number of cubicled showers with changing in the same space, and 5 accessible showers with changing in the same space. We also have club access to a separate gender neutral changing room: this is key access only (you’ll need to ask for the key when paying for your shower) so it's just EFR, but it's a large-ish room with open showers - so bear that in mind.
Feel free to ask the Committee for help/support/directions, although the reception staff at the Commie are lovely! We're all here to help :)
We're also in ongoing and productive conversations with Edinburgh Leisure about improving their policies and facilities to make them more openly welcoming to LGBTI+ folk as well as everyone else, so if you have something to say or want to be involved in the process please get in touch with the Committee!