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Longer days, lighter evening - time to lace up those running shoes and walking boots!
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Spring forward...

April showers ahoy! But we know that won't be stopping you from pounding pavements, trails, and generally getting your jog on!

This month brings a feast of running and social events for you to enjoy. We continue our successful programme of weekend walks, our LTR group progress onto the intermediate block, and those with medals on their mind are no doubt starting to ramp up the training - why not let us know if you plan to enter an event!                            
The EFR Committee


We have a new addition to the fashion family! This trendy down bodywarmer is available in EFR red. Perfect all-season wear (especially in Scotland). A great choice for our hikers and walkers! 

 

Men's sizes from S(36/38") to 3XL(47/49") 
Women sizes from XS(8) to 2XL(18/20)


A bargain at only £23 - Next Order Window: May 

MASSIVE CONGRATULATIONS to our graduating 'Learn to Run' class, who completed the final week of the programme at the end of March. 

We will be starting a Learn to Run Beginners Level 2 on 30/3/16 - new members welcome. Week 1 starts with 3 x 8 mins jogging, with three minutes of walking between the jogging. Why not make this Spring the time to follow through with good intentions and join us?!

Our next beginner LTR programme will start in June - more details to follow!

A big thank you to Moira for the excellent graduation medals too :)

You can now follow us on Instagram @edinburghfrontrunners: 
https://www.instagram.com/edinburghfrontrunners/

We'd love to Instagram EFR members' running and walking photos and stories, so please feel free to send them to us at edinburgh.frontrunners@gmail.com or PM them to our Instagram account!    

It's World Walking Day on the 8th May and also National Walking Day (USA) on the 6th April 2016.

We are celebrating these two events by offering a free EFR gilet to the first 5 walkers who take out an EFR membership before 8th May 2016! 

Food, Booze & Book Group Event - Edinburgh Frontrunners LGBT History Month Event.

A special one-off book group event on 'The Front Runner' by Patricia Nell Warren. This will be a very informal discussion of the book over dinner at Café Nom De Plume on Saturday 16th April at 7:30pm, followed by drinks and dancing in Edinburgh's fine gay establishments. :)

This event is full but let us know if you'd like to come as we may be able to book another table!
 

There's a fun-looking 5k and 10k trail race coming up in East Lothian on 8th May: the Spike Island Trail Run.

http://www.entrycentral.com/Spike-Island-Treasure-Run

Worth running for the name alone, and both races share the same course and start time (the 10k does two laps), which should make for a really good atmosphere. There's also a 1.6k Treasure Run before it which you can enter separately, or is included in the 5k or 10k entry as a warm-up!

On the 17th of June 2016 Dublin FR's 5th Annual Pride Run will take place and is now OPEN for registrations! Sign up before the event is full (500 runners).

A few members are interested and flights are £26 return right now, so let us know if you're up for getting involved!

 

With at least 4 EFR teams entered for the Hairy Haggis and a few halfers too, this is shaping up to be our biggest EMF yet. We are responding accordingly by making sure there's a big social to follow on Sunday 29th May and are looking forward to being joined by NFR and GFR, who are sure to help the party go with a bang!

Whether you're running a half, full, relay or just along for the jollies - join us as we indulge in a good old fashioned Scottish drinking marathon to celebrate getting to the finish line.

More details in next months newsletter and on our Facebook page.
SOCIAL EVENTS AND RACES

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MAY
 

9th:   Winton Trail Run - 10k, 5k & 3.5k
10th: Kielder Ultra Trail
10th: Greater Manchester Marathon
16th: Booze & Book Group
16th:  Hunter's Bog Trot
17th: The Great Edinburgh Run - 10 miles
30th: MFR's 'Piece of cake' Run
30th: Club Parkrun

1st:   RNLI Burnmouth Brae Races
7th:   Edinburgh to North Berwick Road Race
8th:   Spike Island Trail Run
14th: Loch Leven 1/2 Marathon
15th: EFR hike - South Queensferry to Cramond
28th: Club Parkrun
28/29th : Edinburgh Marathon Festival
29th: EFR's Big Post EMF Social
 
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