Where and When We Meet
photo of a group of Get Fit Falklanders.

WHERE AND WHEN WE MEET.

We run each of our programmes three times each year:

Beginners‘"Couch to 5k" Programme

  • Autumn: - mid October until mid December - Saturday mornings at 11:00am
  • Winter - mid January until the end of March - Saturday mornings at 11:00am
  • Spring - mid April until the end of June - Monday evenings at 6:30pm

"Couch to 5k Reboot" Programme

Our "Reboot" programme also runs three times each year, on the same day and time as the "Couch to 5K" group. Reboot starts in week 5 of the beginners' programme and finishes on the same date as the beginners.

  • Autumn: - mid November until mid December - Saturday mornings at 11:00am
  • Winter  : mid February until the end of March - Saturday mornings at 11:00am
  • Spring  : early May until the end of June - Monday evenings at 6:30pm

‘"10K" Programme

  • Autumn: - mid October until mid December
  • Winter - mid January until the end of March
  • Spring - mid April until the end of June
  • All sessions run on Sunday mornings at 9:30am.

Location:

The location is always the same. We meet at the "Duck Pond" car park, which is just inside the main entrance to Falkland Estate. Get directions HERE.

Timetable:

For Couch to 5K and "Reboot", our weekly get-togethers last for about an hour, although the actual workout never lasts more than 30 minutes. Here's roughly how it goes:

  • 10 Minutes briefing about what we're going to do,
  • 5 Minutes warm up walk,
  • 5 Minutes warm up exercise,
  • 20-30 Minutes workout,
  • 5 Minutes stretching,
  • 5 Minutes cool down walk,
  • As long as you like having a chat and a banana, washed down with a cup of tea or coffee.

The 10k sessions last longer as the weeks go on and the distance increases. They start at about an hour and, by the end, they take just under two hours. The time spent actually running goes from about 45 minutes up to 90 minutes, including stops. (People run at different speeds, and we have "regrouping" stops along the way, where we can get our breath back.)

  • 10 Minutes briefing about what we're going to do,
  • 5 Minutes warm up exercise,
  • 45-90 Minutes workout,
  • 5 Minutes stretching,
  • As long as you like having a chat and a banana, washed down with a cup of tea or coffee.

Normal Weekly Activities

What can you do after you finish our programme?

We meet every Monday evening at 6:30pm for a group run, normally at the "Duck Pond" car park. The run is a gentle affair, everyone going at the pace of the slowest runner. The emphasis is on just getting out there and keeping the fitness that you worked so hard to build up. It will NEVER be a challenging route. Being in Falkland it’s inevitable that there may be a small hill - but nothing arduous or unachievable. The distance will be 4.5-5.5km- NEVER more than that.

Many members go to their local parkrun each Saturday morning. You’ve all done it at least once, and you survived it. There’s nothing to stop you dong it again. Once a month, or once a week. That’s up to you. You know about the parkrun at St Andrews, but there are others in the area - most notably in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Lochore Meadows, Loch Leven, Perth and Dundee.

There are also lots of jogscotland groups that you can go to. Like Get Fit Falkland, jogscotland groups are all part of the jogscotland network of groups throughout the nation. They are under the umbrella of scottishathletics but they cater for recreational runners rather than competing members. You can find a list of jogscotland groups at their web site.