Balmoral Castle the backdrop to the race

The Waiting Is Nearly Over - 16 September 2011

Running on DreamsThe waiting will soon be over. Entries for RunBalmoral 2012 will be opening at the end of October.

But before then, to help you all get ready for the big day, we are organising a couple of training seminars with some of the country's most experienced runners.

Former international endurance athletes Richard Nerurkar, Fraser Clyne and Mel Edwards will be sharing their knowledge and experience with you and passing on advice on how to  prepare for the Balmoral races (and any other races you have in mind).

These sessions are open to everyone, no matter how much or little running experience you have. It's a great opportunity to learn from, and share ideas with, the experts.

Both seminars will be held at Knockburn Loch, near Banchory, at the fantastic purpose-built sports and conference centre constructed by local businessman and well-known veteran  competitor Bert McIntosh.

The first is on Sunday 2nd October (10am until 2-30pm) and the second on Sunday 30th October.

Fraser Clyne and Mel Edwards will host the first one at which the programme is as follows:-

9.30-10am: Arrive (tea/coffee)
10.00-10-05: Introductions.
10.05-11.00: Fraser Clyne - Presentation (followed by Q&A): Achieving your Goals - Tips and Experiences.
11.00-12.30pm: Organised training run.
12.30-1.30: Lunch and informal chats.
1.30-2.30: Mel Edwards - Presentation (followed by Q&A): Endurance Running - Training, Mental Approach etc.

The second seminar will be led by Richard Nerurkar and Fraser Clyne.

Nerurkar is a former Great Britain international. On the track, he finished fifth in the 10,000 metres at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo, and 17th in the 10,000m final of the 1992 Olympics. He holds the British record for 10 miles of 46:02, set in October 1993.

He won his debut marathon in Hamburg in a time of 2:12:57 and went on to win his second marathon, the World Cup,  in San Sebastián, in October 1993. His other marathons included a fifth place in the 1996 Olympics and a personal best time of 2:08:36 in the 1997 London Marathon. His time is the third fastest by a British athlete.

He is general manager of the Great Ethiopian Run event hosted yearly in Addis Ababa, an event he started in 2001 with Ethiopian long-distance runner Haile Gebreselassie.

Nerurkar is author of the book Marathon Running: From Beginning to Elite. He was awarded the MBE in 2002.


Clyne was five times Scottish marathon champion and he has competed in the Commonwealth Games and world championships.He is the fastest ever marthon runner from the north east of Scotland and has a best time of 2:11:50. He has run 22 sub 2hr 20min marathons.

Edwards was an international athlete in the 1960's when he was one of Britain's leading marathon runners, narrowly missing out on a place in the 1968 Olympic Games. He has since become one of the country's most respected coaches.

Mel is a UK Athletics Level 4 Performance Coach with qualification in the marathon. He is also a Level 2 endurance and conditioning work coach.
 
Groups he has advised in the past include the Lynx Pack and Three Peaks Triathletes. Also Splash 'n Dash and Aberdeen Association of Football Referees.
 

The cost for each seminar is £10 per person and this includes all refreshments (including a light lunch).
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Or call:  01467 628283

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