Thursday, March 24, 2005

Ians latest report...

Senior runners have been very active over the opening weeks of the road running season. Hot of a tough but successful winter cross-country season a number of male and female Dunbar runners have competed in a verity of races at different distances. Lasswade 10-mile race on 6 March was the first of three races which Dunbar runners competed in. A trio of lady runners led by Karen Page competed this tough distance. Karen finished 252nd out of 382 athletes in a time of 1:20:19, Sheila Morrison was 333rd in a time of 1:31:27 with Theresa Leslie competing for the first time at this distance finishing in a time of 1:38:05 in 359th place. The same three ladies then moved to the shorter but faster distance of 10 km at Grangemouth on Sunday 13 March. They finished in the same order with Karen recording a time of 46:02 to take 311th place, Sheila was 551st in a time of 53:59 and Theresa again completing this distance for the first time recording a time of 56:08 taking 605th place out of the 790 finishers. Five runners traveled to Inverness to compete in the half marathon on the same day. Ian Rowland was again in blistering form finished in a very impressive 15th place in a Personal Best time of 1:16:55, Ian Sills was 27th and again ran a PB in a time of 1:19:37. Stuart Hay couldn’t quite match is best ever half marathon time but still managed to complete the undulating course in a time of 1:29:16 and take 134th place. Anne Hay was 279th and just like the two Ian’s ran a Personal Best time of 1:36:56. Bob Wilson completed the course a full minute quicker than last year by finishing the race in a time of 1:53:24 and was placed in 662nd position out a large field of almost 1100 runners.

Senior Dunbar Runners meet every Tuesday evening at 6.45pm at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre to train on the roads at a verity of distances (and speeds) and on a Thursday evening at 6.30pm again at Hallhill for a track session. New members will be made most welcome.