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2012 E-Newsletter - 26 February 2012

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Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2012
Edinburgh Marathon Festival - 26th/27th May 2012

In this issue


Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, the following training plans have been put together to help you structure your training for the 2012 Ediburgh Marathon. Plans are provided by Run and Become, the Official Retail Partner of Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Choose a plan below that best suits your ability.

You should have now almost completed 3 weeks of your 16 week marathon training plan. Please Click Here to view what the next three weeks hold in store for you.

Your 12-week half marathon training plan will start in approximately in one week on Monday 5th March. Please Click Here to view your half marathon training plan. Half Marathon training plans come in three levels; beginners, intermediate and advanced.

The 12 week 10k training plan will start on Monday 5th March. This plan can also be used for members of the Team Relay as most legs are approximately 10k. The training plans for the 10k come in three levels; beginners, intermediate and advanced. Please Click Here to view your half marathon training plan.


Who makes you go the extra mile?

Join Team Macmillan today and we’ll make your run count! We’ll support you every step of the way while you’ll be helping people living with cancer. Simply visit www.macmillan.org.uk/edinburghmarathon for more details plus we still have guaranteed places available in the marathon. 

Or if the marathon is a little out of your reach, why not tackle the half marathon, 10K or 5K runs and get your family, friends or colleagues together to join you? You’ll be running with over 1,000 Team Macmillan team-mates and we’ll be there on the big day with plenty of cheering squads and post-race treats.

Join Team Macmillan and experience the pride of knowing that you’re helping change the lives of people affected by cancer together with supporting their families

For more details simply visit www.macmillan.org.uk/edinburghmarathon

Email edinburghmarathon@macmillan.org.uk

Tel: 020 7840 7878


An evening of Comedy and Carbs

When - Saturday 26th May, Doors Open 6.30pm.  Food available from 6.45pm
Show 7.30pm - 9.30pm Book Now
Priced at £19.99, limited to only 280 tickets on a first come first served basis!

Menu: a variety of Pasta and Salads

Choose from Penne Pasta Carbonara 


Pasta Bows with Sunblushed Tomato and Basil Sauce (V)

All dishes are served with separate Mixed Leaf Salad with Tomato, Peppers, Cucumber, Radishes and French Dressing   Salad
A comedy lineup that will make you wet you shorts!!    
Des Clarke - headline act
Des Clarke is one of the UK's most exciting stars. He has made a name for himself as both a highly successful comedian and as one of television's hottest young presenters. Thanks to his sparkling wit and enthusiastic presenting skills, Des beat thousands of hopefuls to be asked to host ITV1's Saturday morning live programme SM:TV Live. He made the breakthrough into prime time television as anchor of BBC 1 Scotland's live Children in Need coverage and hosts his own weekly show on BBC Radio Scotland, Des Clarke's Friday Feeling. Des has already performed his own full length sell-out comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in recent years.

Des Clark
Ray Bradshaw
The youngest regular MC at the Highlight chain of comedy clubs, Ray Bradshaw has quickly gained a reputation as one of the funniest and most dependable acts on the Scottish comedy scene, all by the tender age of only 23. Having made his comedy debut in September 2008, Ray is already a double Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist.
Charlie Ross
Charlie has been performing on the UK circuit for six years. In that time he has written and performed in two Fringe shows which have been very well received by audiences and critics alike. He has a likeable and engaging style, warm and chatty which audiences lap up. He has performed at most of the major comedy clubs in the country and was a recent Scottish Comedian of The Year finalist.

Book Now

Strathmore Spring Water is delighted to be the Official Water Sponsor of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival and looks forward to refreshing the runners with pure, natural Scottish Spring Water. Strathmore logo

Strathmore produces some of the most popular bottled water products sold today and can be found in some of the best hotels, restaurants and bars throughout the country. Consumers in the UK like the purity and cleanliness of Scottish water which they attribute to the uniqueness of the climate.  

Strathmore 330ml stillOur water is sourced in the beautiful Vale of Strathmore, near to historic Glamis Castle, the childhood home of The Queen Mother and reputedly the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth.  This area has been well known for producing the finest quality spring water since the 1880’s.

The Strathmore family consists of a range of still, sparkling and flavoured varieties packaged in stylish contemporary glass for the table and modern PET bottles for active, on-the-go consumers.

In 2006, Strathmore was acquired by Barr Soft Drinks, the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of soft drinks, returning a strong Scottish brand back to Scottish ownership.

Strathmore is  proud to sponsor the  Edinburgh Marathon Festival and wishes all the participants the best of luck. For more information please go to: www.strathmore-water.co.uk

Check Hydration and Excerise Tips Supported by Strathmore Spring Water availabe in the Training Zone.


Whether you're training for a half or full marathon, the weekly long run is one of the cornerstones of your training programme. Here are some simple tips for the beginner or improver to help you enjoy and appreciate your long runs. They may seem like common sense, but can easily be overlooked.

Run and Become

1. Pace yourself
The long weekly run should always be at “conversational pace”...read more.

2. Find a running buddy
Some runners are happy with their own company and there's nothing wrong with that...read more.

3. Increase gradually
Common sense and all the “credible” coaching advice, advises never increasing your long run by more than 10-20% each week...read more.

4. Don’t be a slave to mileage!
Many coaches advocate running your long run by time rather than distance...read more.

5. Variety is the spice of life
Try to seek out new routes for your long run...read more.

6. Stay flexible
Marathon training involves pushing your limits...read more.

Good luck with your training and in your race and have fun logging the long runs!

Whether you’re looking to take a family trip to a favourite destination or planning a city shopping visit with friends, Scotland’s leading coach company will be able to get you there. Citylink’s fast and frequent buses make over 400 journeys across Scotland each day and their value-for-money tickets make them a firm favourite with passengers. 
City link web

What’s more, by using the coach, you’ll be doing your bit for the environment by helping to reduce congestion and pollution on our roads.

Aiden Proctor, commercial manager for Citylink, said, “The Edinburgh Marathon is undoubtedly one of the city’s highlights of the year. Thousands of runners and spectators will flock to the capital for the weekend to enjoy the marathon and we want to ensure everyone is in the city in plenty of time to enjoy the spectacle.

“We wish all those taking part in the marathon the best of luck and are confident it will be a fantastic day for both runners and spectators.”

To find out more about Scottish Citylink reservations, timetables, services and ticket offers, or to book your tickets, visit www.citylink.co.uk or call the customer service centre on 0871 266 3333


Kilomathon Scotland


Our new scenic route will start at Ocean Terminal with the back-drop of the iconic Royal Yacht Britannia and finishes in the prestigious home of Scottish Rugby, Murrayfield Stadium. To check out the new and exciting route, please visit the Kilomathon Scotland website at www.kilomathon.com

Entry Prices lowered: Entries prices for the 2012 race series have been lowered and start from as litle as £7.00 for 2.62k Kilomathon and £15.00 for the 13.1k Kilomathon.

Step-up to the challenge: Runners in Scotland can choose from 13.1k, the new 6.55k and 2.62k races. Each of these distances are a perfect step-up from the standard race distances of 5k and 10k. Previously runners looking to move up from a 5k to a 10k would have to double their race distance, but with the introduction of the 6.55k race they now have a perfect bridging gap. Regular 10k runners can also step-up to a 13.1k race.   

To enter any Kilomathon race visit www.kilomathon.com or click the button below. 

Enter Kilomathon UK

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