Portobello Running Club Training

Throughout the year we train from two different locations, In the winter much of our training takes place along the Promenade in Portobello and around in well lit areas. From April to September you can find us enjoying our summer training in and around Holyrood Park, Arthur’s Seat and surrounding areas.

We have three different sessions on offer each week seen via the Calendar from our dedicated coaches so you are free to pick whichever session suits you and our team will make you feel welcome and involved.

Many of our runners meet up on a Sunday morning for longer easy paced runs at varying locations across the city, keep an eye on the closed Facebook group (request access) and also check out future sessions via the Calendar.


Royal Commonwealth Pool – Edinburgh

We are moving back to the Royal Commonwealth Pool from Wednesday 3rd April 2024.

We meet outside the pool under the canopy for club briefing at 6:30pm. From here we are able to enjoy the grounds around Arthurs Seat and wider for many sessions to suit all.


Parking is available at the site but you will have to pay if you want to park at the pool. A plea from the team to either run, walk, cycle or car share where possible please but also do be mindful of where you park if you have to drive.


We will have access to the toilets but again if you require access into the changing facilities at the pool there will be a charge to use the facilities. Try and come ready to run.


Tribe Porty – 19 Windsor Place

Portobello RC meet at Tribe Porty during the winter (2024 date TBC) with access to toilets/storage. Most sessions are held on the Prom or nearby in well-lit, light-traffic areas however, please try and ensure you wear some hi-viz kit – See and Be Seen!


There should be plenty of parking in and around the streets but also the car park at Edinburgh Leisure Tumbles is just a short jog along the prom where there is also sufficient places to padlock bikes.

Portobello Running Club Upcoming Sessions