Running Courses Edinburgh

 

Join our friendly and informative Running Courses in Edinburgh City Centre.  Whether you are new to running or you are looking for help to improve, we have a course for you.   The sessions are coached by Lynette Low, Edinburgh Running Coach, a qualified Scottish Athletics Coach in Running Fitness and Personal Trainer as well as Suzi Gribben (Run Leader and PT), Gina Evans (Run Leader) and some amazing volunteers.  

The main principles that We Run Edinburgh works on is promoting strength, confidence and happiness in to your runs.  If you need a bit of help to get there then have a look at what is available and get booked on to one of our courses or get in touch for future dates.

New Runners: 0-5k

Starts: Monday 10th January 2022

Our popular New Runners is back and ready for you to join.  At WRE we are very passionate about our New Runners, seeing women starting to run and realising what they are capable of and what is possible is one of our main goals for the women of Edinburgh.

Our Monday evening session is perfect if you have never run before or maybe you’ve tried Couch25k numerous times but just never quite finished.  We’ll get you connected to other runners to keep each other motivated and make starting running more enjoyable.

  • This is a coach-led course with Suzi Gribben (PT and Run Leader)learning the foundations of running endurance and injury prevention. 
  • The aim of the course is to be able to run a continuous 5k run at the end of the 8 week block.
  • You will be shown correct warm-up and cool-down exercises as well as given some weekly challenges to help you reach your first running goal.
  • You will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear to be able to move freely and with the weather in mind.
  • It is advisable to be available for a minimum of 6/8 weeks
  • If you are unsure what course would suit you, go to the Sign Up button and decide there.    

Dates: Monday 10th January – 6th March 2022
Time: 18:30 (approx. 60mins)
Place: outside Lululemon, George Street

Price: £60

8 week block

There will be no drop-in sessions, only those booked on to the full course can attend.  

New Runners: 0-5k

NEW Starts: Saturday 15th January 2022

We are hugely passionate at WRE for our New Runners.  Seeing women starting to run and realising what they are capable of and what is possible is one of our main goals for the women of Edinburgh.  We know how life-changing and confidence-building running is.  However, we understand that starting is the biggest barrier for us women.  The fear of the unknown, being seen, not being good enough etc. are familiar comments we hear regularly.  So, with that in mind, we have a new Run Leader, Vicky, joining Team WRE who brings her experiences, challenges and achievements to help you feel more confident in giving running a try.  You never know, you might just love it.  

This is a brand new group! We have extended it to 10 weeks, so that if you feel that you want to learn to run at a more relaxed pace with a mix of walking/running.  The focus will really be on giving you a bit more support if exercise hasn’t been a priority recently, whether life has been busy, you’ve been injured/unwell or you’ve just never been sporty but you want to give it a try.  

  • This is a coach-led course with Vicky Wood (Run Leader)learning the foundations of running endurance and injury prevention. 
  • The aim of the course is to be able to run a continuous 5k run at the end of the 10 week block.
  • You will be shown correct warm-up and cool-down exercises as well as given some weekly challenges to help you reach your first running goal.
  • You will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear to be able to move freely and with the weather in mind.
  • It is advisable to be available for a minimum of 8/10 weeks
  • If you are unsure what course would suit you, go to the Sign Up button and decide there.    

Dates: Saturday 15th January – 19th March 2022
Time: 08:00 (approx. 60mins)
Place: Silverknowes Golf Course Car Park (Cramond)

Price: £50 (as this is a new group, we are offering an intro price)
Places: Max. 8 in this group

10 week block

There will be no drop-in sessions, only those booked on to the full course can attend.  

Progressive Runners: 5k+

Starts: Tuesday 11th January 2022

So you can run 5k, what’s next?  Well further, of course.  Our Progressive Runners takes that foundation of running a 5k and shows you how to go a little further with confidence and start to play around with the streets and routes that Edinburgh has to offer.  Having a supportive group to chat and run with will see you progress with ease.  

  • This is a coach-led course with Gina Evans (Run Leader), continuing to build on the ground-work of running endurance and injury prevention that you achieved leading up to 5k.
  • The aim of the course is to work on your running consistency and build up distance, stamina and become a confident all-round runner.
  • You will be shown correct warm-up and cool-down exercises as well as given some weekly challenges to help you reach your next running goal.
  • You will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear to be able to move freely and with the weather in mind.
  • It is advisable to be available for a minimum of 6/8 weeks
  • This course is ideal for you if you can currently run a 5k in a similar time up to 35mins.  
  • If you can already run 10k, please consider the Run Better Run Faster group instead.  
  • If you are unsure what course would suit you, go to the Sign Up button and decide there.

Date: Tuesday 11th January – 1st March 2022
Time: 18:30 (approx. 60mins)
Place: outside Lululemon, George Street

Price: £60

8 week block

There will be no drop-in sessions, only those booked on to the full course can attend.  

Run Better, Run Faster

Starts: Saturday 15th January 2022

This is an exciting new addition to We Run Edinburgh.  Up until now we have focused on running consistently and further, however this is a new short course to work on improving your technique to be able to run faster and smash your goals!

  • This is a 5 week course with Lynette Low – Edinburgh Running Coach.
  • The aim of the course is to coach you on good running technique that will help you improve your running efficiency, aid you in reducing injuries and get you closer to your running goals, all in 5 weeks.  
  • You will need to put in to practice, between sessions, what you have been learning to feel and see the benefits of the training.  
  • We will cover warm up, cool down, mind/muscle connection, running drills and running efficiency.  
  • It is advisable to be available for a minimum of 4/5 weeks but with 2-3 practice sessions in between sessions on your own.  

Dates: Saturday 15th January 2022
Time: 8:00am (60mins)
Place: Bruntsfield Links

Price: £35

5 week block

There will be no drop-in sessions, only those booked on to the full course can attend.