|Join in the fortnightly women’s runs round Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside. Most is off-road, away from the traffic. Meet on alternate Mondays (venues below) for a social run of about an hour. In the lighter evenings, after the clocks move forward, we usually leave the trails of Edinburgh and head for the surrounding countryside. Sometimes it’s useful to have a head torch on the ‘winter’ dates.
There is now a ladies’ run WhatsApp group. Any ladies who want to be on the group contact Joanne with their mobile no. and download the app to their phone (a WhatsApp group is very like a Facebook private group but you don’t need to be on Facebook).
All enquiries please contact Joanne Thin or on 07527187619
|Meet 6.45 pm ready to run at the venue (or hostess’s house) as listed below. If you do not know where that is, please contact Joanne Thin, above. On winter runs, soup or other sustenance will be provided if running from a house.|
|Ladies’ Runs 2018
Addresses will be sent out nearer the time for each run.
6.45 for 7pm
Now the brighter nights are here we will move to our summer run venues.
Sadly this means no soup but it does mean we get to visit lots of lovely places to run. Meet at 6.45 pm dressed for the weather.
2 April Blackford Glen gates beside pond
16 April Pentlands Hillend bottom carpark
30 April Arthurs seat Commonwealth pool (gather at front)
14 May Pentlands Flotterstone carpark
28 May Aberlady bents carpark or Gullane – Dorothy? tbc
11 June Pentlands Harlaw carpark
25 June Portobello Bridge street beach park
9 July Pentlands Swanston upper carpark
23 July Roslin glen – main street Roslin
6 Aug Pentlands – Dreghorn (just off bypass)
20 Aug Longniddry railway station carpark
3 Sept Pentlands Bonaly upper carpark
17 sept Dalkeith country park gates main carpark
1 Oct Pentlands Boghall carpark
15 Oct Braid hills golf course carpark Morningside
For any of you who live out of town if you would like to host a run let me know and I can swop something around.
Hope we have fun!
|Thanks to volunteers for hosting runs. Ladies run volunteers please if your plans change and you cannot host at the time can you aim to try and find someone else as substitute host and e-mail the new venue to the ladies in good time (cc me of course and contact me if any problem).
Ladies there is now a ladies whatsapp – if you download the app on your smartphone and ensure I have your mobile you can use this to check who is coming on a run.
Looking forward to some interesting summer outings.
Bill Gauld is an honorary lady for our Monday sojourns. He celebrated his 81st recently. In appreciation of the yummy cake and the camaraderie on Ladies night, he penned this thank you –
To all you girls with smiling eyes,
Who once a fortnight cheer me,
I wish that I was half my age,
And you were always near me.
Ladies run reports –
From Tiphereth we ran up and over the old Torphin Hill Golf course which is happily returning to nature with lots of interesting paths produced by walkers and runners. We carried on over to Torduff Reservoir and then onto Bonaly, passing a field of alpacas. Next came the plod up White Hill and then down to the new Dreghorn Woods and under the bypass to the Polofield and the Covenanters’ Wood and finally, through the gate to Margaret’s garden. Many thanks to everyone who came along!
On Monday six Carnethy Ladies (including Kirsty’s dog, Lily) ran from Senga’s wonderful top floor flat in Newington into the old town. We followed cycle paths through Dumbiedykes down towards the Parliament, then across to Jacob’s Ladder and up to Calton Hill with amazing views over the city. We dropped down to Princes Street and then up Market Street to Castle Hill. We followed the Patrick Geddes Steps down from the Castle to the Grassmarket and then more steps (up!) by the Flodden Wall to Lauriston Place and Quartermile. Lots of contrasts in the very old and the modern architecture on our route. We met up with Bill when we arrived back. Many thanks to Senga for a great run and delicious soup and cake!
Seven Carnethy ladies ran from Margaret’s house on Monday night. We ran down to the Water of Leith, under the Bypass to the metal bridge at Woodhall Farm and then up to Tiphereth through a burn on a narrow path. Thankfully the rest of the route over to Torduff Reservoir and Bonaly was on better ground. As Kirsty and I were running down White Hill we realised for the first time (ever!) we were in the lead, but Joanne was distracting the others with a good story. Finally, we ran over the new centenary wood (where the trees are still a bit on the short side, but growing) and under the Bypass again before a short run through the Covenanters’ Wood and home.
Ten Carnethy Ladies ran from Kathy’s house in Willowbrae out to Holyrood School and then along the Innocent railway path where we had a photo shoot a bit like another Catherny run 10 days ago. However, this run took us on a different route up Arthur’s Seat (which wasn’t nearly as scarey, thank goodness!). We ran over the top of the summit and back down to Kathy’s where most stayed for birthday celebrations, but a few of us living in the Wild West of town were grateful for a lift home from Kirsty. Many thanks to Kathy for a great run!
Monday night saw 11 intrepid Carnethy women running through wind and rain to the Craiglockhart Hills. The blustery wind made it impossible to hold the camera steady for the photo shoot at the summit of Wester Craiglockhart Hill, but you can see we were clearly having fun! A fast run back by the leaders, meant that a few of us got lost and almost took the wrong way through a golf course before Senga put us on the right track and we eventually regrouped with the A Team and made our way back to Philippa’s. We rounded off the evening with delicious butternut squash and sweet potato soup, followed by yummy fruit cake. Many thanks to Philippa for hosting the evening.