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


Beginners‘"Couch to 5k" Programme

We run our "Couch to 5k" programme three times each year:

  • 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

Our next block will start on Saturday 19 January and run for nine weeks until the "Graduation" run on Saturday 16 March. Week Ten - the Bonus Week - is scheduled for Saturday 23 March.

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. At the end of each session, we have a room at "The Stables" where we enjoy a post-run cup of tea, coffee, or a cold drink, a banana, and a good old chat about how things went.

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.

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.