Monday Night Heeley Training

Time: 7:20 meet for a 7:30 start
Venue: Heeley Baths, Broadfield Rd, Heeley, S8 0XQ (meet in the Edinburgh Cycle Cooperative car park, opposite the pool)
Facilities: There are shower and changing facilities at Heeley Swimming Pool, and there is a car park next to the baths (opposite Tesco Express).
Note: changing and showers are free for Fitness Unlimited members, £2.00 for Lifecard holders and £2.50 for everyone else. Non Fitness Unlimited members must report to reception / gym to make the payment.  All users will then be issued a ticket to give to the gym staff, so venue are aware of who and how many runners are using the showers/change facilities.
Distance: 5 to 10 Miles
Main Contact: Kevin Rains (via contact form)
Run Leaders: See dedicated Run Leaders page with photos

We have created a Frequently Asked Questions page that may already provide answers to your queries.

Note: as the majority of our training runs are in the evening or after dark, for your own safety please wear high visibility clothing otherwise you won’t be able to run with us.  This, and other advice can be found on our Guidelines for Running Groups page.

This is the club’s main training night. There are usually 50+ runners including a significant number of female runners.

Typically there are six different groups run from this venue; all of which are detailed below.

This venue is most suitable for new and/or inexperienced runners looking to improve or with a goal of running a 10km or half-marathon. Winter runs stick to well-lit roads. Summer runs often include off road sections.

As with all Striders training runs, they are completely free and newcomers are more than welcome to attend to try us out under no obligation.  Please, do come along and give us a try.

Typical group paces and distances

Beginners Group: A slow 5.0 mile run in around 70+ mins

Slower Group: A slow 6.0 mile run in around 65 mins

(note: please see the Slower Groups Schedule with full information, routes and volunteer rotas for both the above groups)

Slower and Improvers (SLIMS): A slow/medium 7.0 – 7.5 mile run in around 70 / 75 mins

Medium Group: A medium 8.0 – 9.0 mile run in around 75 / 80 mins

Medium/Fast Group: A medium/fast 9.0 – 9.5 mile run in around 75 / 80 mins

Fast Group: A fast 9.0 – 10.0 mile run in around 75 / 80 mins

Note: pace and distances listed are for guidance as they will always be dictated by the slowest member of each group on each night.

But as with all Striders training runs, no one is left behind and the faster ones in the group will always double back for the slower ones.  So please don’t feel under pressure to run faster than you are capable.

Whilst the Slower and SLIMS groups will always be limited by the time and distance stated, the medium, medium/fast and fast runs may vary depending on terrain and group members.

Contact Kevin Rains via the contact form if you have any questions.