Our club activities are subject to disruption due to the current outbreak of coronavirus. Unfortunately, we have had to take the decision to cancel our Couch to 5k programme and our 5-10k programme.
Normal club runs restarted on 26th April 2021.
Sessions will continue on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings subject to fluctuations in regulations and official guidelines. All activities will be organised according to the Sport Scotland Guidelines, agreed with the Scottish Government, outlining what level of activity can take place during Covid restrictions, and how running activities should be organised.
You can see our "Return To Activity" plan. If you plan to come along to a session, this tells you all you need to know so PLEASE READ THIS.
We have carried out the required supplementary COVID risk analysis
Our COVID-19 Officer is Malcolm Mactavish. Susie Ramsay and Colin Aitken have also completed the Sports Scotland COVID Office Course.
Couch to 5K Programme
We want to wait until Scotland returns to Level 0 restrictions before restarting Couch to 5K. That was forecast to take place at the end of June. However, the Scottish Government delayed the relaxations until late July at the earliest. This left insufficient time to run the programme prior to our normal schedule, which starts in October. We Have therefore had to cancel this additional block, but we hope to offer our normal three editions of the programme from autumn 2021 until spring 2022.
The 10k programme normally runs in the summer, autumn and winter. We hoped to offer a modified version of the programme after Scotland returns to Level 0 restrictions in June. However, the Scottish Government delayed the relaxations until late July at the earliest. Look out for an announcement on our "Home Page". This will be aimed at helping runners regain fitness, still taking them from 5k up to 10k, but with more emphasis on building endurance and less on hills and speed.
We ran our first "Break Back" Challenge in April and a second edition during May. These were intended to give you a way of assessing your current level of fitness and deciding on a target to aim for. We hope to offer a third "Summer Special" challenge during July.
We're doing these on what is basically a break-even basis - the £12 entry covers the cost of the medal, card processing, postages and - importantly - a donation to a nominated charity.
If this appeals to you, head over to the RECREATIONAL RUNNING web site where you'll find a link to the Challenge from the home page.