Category: Coaching Matters

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Martin Hyman 1933 – 2021

We are saddened to report that Martin Hyman, founder of Lothian Running Club and a friend and coach to so many people passed away on 3rd April.
There is a Tribute article on the Scottish Athletics web site:

Junior Sessions (8-16)

From November 3 2020 – Juniors – Tuesdays at the track at Craigswood Sports Centre 19.15 – 20.30. Welcome back to Craigswood – a different day and time but apparently the only slot available – I appreciate its a little late on a school night but it’s a more secure...

Juniors – A Club Strategy

Lothian Running Club Junior Strategy – September 2020 What This document is the strategy for club members, parents and all individuals interested and involved in Lothian Running Club’s approach to junior involvement, training, coaching and competition Why To refocus and define the role of the club in providing a safe,...

Early Visit From Santa

Santa Claus has contacted Martin Hyman to offer to use our training session in the Dechmont Law Park on Sunday December 15 th , as an early training session for his reindeer. He plans to bring a container of small wrapped gifts to a secret location in the woods, where...

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...

March Fiddlers – Cancelled

Fiddlers Handicap for March is Cancelled due to conditions underfoot around the course.
The normal Tue night session is offered instead.  Meeting at the Shapes halfway up Howden Park at 18:45 for warm up.

Recce of National Cross Country Course

Hi All, I plan to do the Falkirk parkrun on Saturday 13th Feb and then afterwards, do a recce of the National cross country course at an easy relaxed pace around Callendar park. If you are interested in joining me, please let me know before the race so that we can...

Club training – Wednesday evenings

I am sure this will come as a disappointment to athletes that attend our Wednesday training sessions. A recent decision has had to be taken to suspend the sessions. This has been required due to a shortage of available coaches, appropriately qualified for insurance purposes, and a drop in participation...

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