Event recommendations and offers

Runzen mindfulness for running workshops

Stuart McCleod is a former age-group duathlete, and has recently launched a new kind of workshop that teaches mindfulness-based practices and integrates these skills with running. The courses are designed both to offer benefits to our approach to running as well as more broadly supporting everyday wellbeing. Their website – runzen.co.uk – has more details including testimonials from recent events.
The next one-day Mindfulness for Runners workshop is at Victoria Park ( Saturday 20th October).

Offer – club members get a 10% discount.

Edinburgh marathon, Sunday 26 May 2019

A couple of our members have run the Edinburgh marathon in the past – it’s a flat course in a beautiful city with great support. And an easy, picturesque train ride away. If the full marathon isn’t to your liking, you can form a team of 4 to do it as a relay, or go for the is a half marathon instead. And if you want to make a family weekend of it, on Saturday 25th there is a 10K and various junior distances to participate in.


Offer – the club is being offered one free marathon place! DETAILS TO COME!


Virgin London Marathon 2019 – offers, competitions, charity places…

As a club we receive lots of emails from charities offering places for the VLM or other fundraising incentives. Here’s the latest:

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

If you have a place through the London Marathon ballot, you could be in with a chance to win a place in the 2020 Paris Marathon, with travel and accommodation included. To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do in raise at least £200 for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, which is the only charity in the UK wholly dedicated to defeating lung cancer.  46,000 people are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. To put this into context, that’s more than the number of runners who take part in the London Marathon each year. Devastatingly, 35,000 people also die of the disease, which is more than breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer combined. To register to be part of our Roy’s Runners team at London Marathon and to enter the prize draw, please click HERE

KIDS children’s disability charity

As part of the KIDS charity team you will receive lots of quality extras and top training/fundraising support throughout. For more details on either event please visit:https://www.kids.org.uk/Pages/Events/Category/running-events

London Air Ambulance

Have you always thought about running the iconic London Marathon? Have you wanted to show your support for London’s Air Ambulance? We are currently recruiting a team of life-savers for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 and will be accepting applications until the 19th October.

I want to run the London Marathon 2019

Each place with London’s Air Ambulance has a minimum fundraising target of £2,500. If you are successful in your application then you will also be asked to pay a £100 registration fee.