22 Jan

Run Garioch Clinic A Runaway Success

Run Garioch 2014 Committee member Christine Appel with Running Clinic speakers (L–R) Fraser Clyne, Mel Edwards MBE and Myles Edwards

Inverurie’s runners got expert advice on their training for Run Garioch from three of Aberdeen’s most experienced runners last Wednesday (15 January). Over 50 people attended the first Run Garioch Running Clinic featuring former international marathoners Fraser Clyne and Mel Edwards MBE, and Commonwealth Games hopeful and 800m runner Myles Edwards.

The Run Garioch 2014 Committee organised the clinic to give runners of all abilities the chance to learn from the experts as they get ready for race day. The speakers gave a short presentation about how to create the most effective training plan and then opened the floor to questions from the runners.

Speaker Fraser Clyne said: “We were delighted to be involved with the first Run Garioch Running Clinic and were extremely impressed by the obvious enthusiasm of everyone in the audience. It was a tremendous evening with a wide range of interesting running issues being discussed in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

“The Run Garioch organisers have done so much to promote the sport in this area, which is absolutely fantastic. We are only too happy to be involved by sharing our experience and passing on advice to those who are taking part.”

Run Garioch 2014 Committee member Christine Appel added: “It was a real privilege to welcome such experienced athletes to Inverurie, and fantastic to see so many runners getting ready for Run Garioch. The open agenda worked really well, and we look forward to having the panel back next month.”

As race day approaches, the speakers will tackle the big issues of motivation and psychological preparation, as well as take questions from the audience on any other topics, at their second and final Running Clinic on Wednesday 26 February, at Inverurie Locos FC, Harlaw Road. Doors open 7.15pm for 7.30 start.

Race sponsors Run4it will also return to provide expert advice on choosing the right shoe and display a range of the latest running accessories.

Entries to Run Garioch on 23 March 2014 are now open on the event website and will close on Friday, 21 February.