Thursday Coaching Sessions

You may be aware that two of our long serving coaches – Alan Moffat and Saran Jones – have decided to take a break after many years of valuable service – especially to the younger members of the club.  The Club wishes to record its gratitude to both for all they  have done.

Meantime we will keep the Thursday youngster’s sessions going under the supervision of Martin Leadbetter , whose attainment of Level 2 Coaching qualification is being supported by the club. Martin will be helped where possible by parents or other volunteers he can persuade while the club takes the chance to look into the way ahead – and the structure and direction of coaching at the club generally. This will hopefully be covered at the forthcoming AGM.

Martin will continue to focus on group sessions that give the youngsters the chance to practice and experience fundamental athletic and physical activities and movements – rather than any focus on individual event techniques. Running will be the primary activity of course but hopefully in a fun and developing environment – and incorporating jumping and throwing as appropriate. Any assistance anyone is able to offer between 7 and 8 on a Thursday at Craigswood would be gratefully received – it is actually good fun and very rewarding.

Parents should ensure youngsters arrive on time, dressed appropriately now winter is here – and in a positive mindset to join in and support Martin and one another.

Anyone who wishes to offer help – or suggestions for anything – should mail Martin at

Anyone wishing to pursue a coaching qualification themselves should speak to any of the committee or coaches.

Lothian Running Club