HBT

HUNTERS BOG TROTTERS

We consider ourselves to be Edinburgh’s finest and most social running club.

Hunters Bog Trotters was founded in Edinburgh in 1980 as a club for runners who liked the student lifestyle, but were sadly no longer students. It has since grown to become a large club that welcomes anyone, regardless of ability. Our ethos is all about running and racing for the fun of it – in essence, we are for runners who don’t take things too seriously.

Our members primarily participate in cross-country, hill races, road races, and (ultra-)marathons. Sometimes we win things too, which is always a nice bonus!

The club has a few long standing traditions and social events that might seem strange at first, but all add to the fun of being a Trotter.


Weekly Training

Main Club Training: Thursday night intervals, led by the club’s captains. 7pm. Meet at DVC (the corner of the Meadows nearest Summerhall) – see map below. You will usually hear Trotters refer to this session as “TT”. It is always (in non-covid times) followed by post-training beers & refreshments in a local drinking establishment. There is usually a more casual social run option too.

In addition to our Thursday night intervals, we have training & social runs throughout the week, and also race regularly. Club members also meet up for bonus training sessions and informal group runs, especially in the Pentlands.

Trottettes: Wednesday group run for women members. Casual and social. Meets at someone’s home at 6:30pm and is followed by dinner. Contact Hazel for more info: hazeldarwinclements@gmail.com.

MPC training: Intervals on Monday nights. Location and start time vary, but it’s we usually meet in front of Sainsburys on Middle Meadow Walk at 7pm. Contact Simon for more info: simonh84@outlook.com

Sunday long run: A longer social run, on Sunday mornings.