Group training currently suspended until Covid restrictions are lifted


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.