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Signup: Down'N'Up. Saturday 24 December 2016

"When is it?"

Saturday 24 December at 9:00AM for a 9:15AM START

"Where is it?"

Meet at the car park at the top of Kaimes Road by 9AM for registration, It will be manned from 8:45AM at latest

"What is it?"

The Down N UP is the event all of your training for the whole year has been focused on. 10Ks ..pah! 800m .. no chance! Marathon, are you having a laugh. This event is the pinnacle of athletic excellence. If you haven't competed before, here is your chance to get the your athletic palmares completed. Think getting that last sticker for your 1990 World Cup Panini album, only this will trump it by a mile!

"So seriously - what is it?

Simples. You run downhill for approximately 900m as fast as you can, you then get a wee breather have a chat with your competitors then you run back up even faster. There are prizes for both legs, the whole thing and many more. This is a fun and social event (with added fun this year).

"OK you got me, how much is it?"

Are you a club member? Yes? Well then you have won a bloomin' watch, it is free! If not £1 which goes towards the mega prize haul.

"I still have no idea what this is all about, but I am intrigued what else is in it for me?"

OK, OK i need to give you the really hard sell. After we have ran down then up the (I suggest you wear off road shoes, but road shoes will be fine) course we will be heading back to 2e Caroline Terrace where there will be tea, coffee and a wee snack laid on for all. Plus of course the prizegiving.

Its great.

You should come. 

Anything else?

  1. You need to be at least 1 years old to take part. 
  2. You need to let me know you will be there by clicking SignUp below or by emailing me or by saying to me in person or indeed Mr Moray Anderson who is much better at turning up at training than me!
  3. Theme for this year? Long socks, calf warmers, elbow pads and headbands. Day-glo for bonus points!

Peebles Christmas Run

Hi Guys, Gillian and I would like to invite members down for a Christmas run on the hills and trails around Peebles/Innerleithen on Sunday 18th December. Plan is to meet at our place for 10am, then head off into the hills about 10:30. Course is to be confirmed but there will be a few options depending on the weather and group. Should be around 6-8 miles but will be at a fairly "social" pace. Post race soup and cakes back at our house. To get an idea of numbers please let myself or Gillian know if you want to come (so Gillian can bake enough cakes).

Martin Hulme, funeral arrangements.

Martin's funeral will be held at Warriston Crematorium on Friday 11 November at 3pm in the Lorimer Chapel.

He is a great loss to us all at Corstorphine Athletic Club.

Thanks to Iain Cumming and Goff for passing on these details.

If you have any stories of your running with Martin, Iain would be grateful if you could send these to him at


Martin, you will be greatly missed!

Martin Hulme, 1949-2016.

Martin smiling while descending Trahenna in the Two Breweries hill race 2008
It is with great sadness that I have to communicate the tragic early death of our revered member Martin Hulme, Tuesday 25 October.

Martin passed whilst doing that which he loved most - running in the hills.

All our thoughts are with Christine and Calum at this difficult time.