Tuesday, November 29, 2005

WOOLER

From our special corespondent:
"Junior athletes from Dunbar Running Club Joined their Senior team mates on Sunday 20th November for the first Cross Country race of the 2005/06 Borders District Cross Country Series. A warm welcome from the hosts, Wooler Running Club was in stark contrast with the bright but cold conditions facing all athletes. Junior runners started their race half an hour before the Seniors completing one full lap of a testing course. Athletes started with a short but fast downhill sprint before turning back on themselves to commence a gruelling climb through a disused quarry then onto the open fell before a long, flying dash to the finishing tape. Loren Smedley continued were she left off from last season by finishing in 6th place overall and 2nd in her age group. Alex Noble showed his father, Grant Noble a senior runner with Dunbar, the way by finishing one place behind Loren and 2nd in his category. Anna Dobson was 4th in her age group with Nicola Craig a couple of places behind taking 21st place overall and 5th female 12/13 year old. Isabelle Taylor, in her very first race in a Dunbar vest, celebrated her ninth birthday by finishing the course in first place in her age group and like Alex showed her dad just what it's like to compete at the sharp end.

The next round is on home soil for Dunbar. Athletes will be spending Sunday 18th December racing along White Sands beach and around Barns Ness Lighthouse. "

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Gentle Run.....

HELP have extended an invitation to Dunbar to take part in the "Goats Gallup" on Sunday 4th December.
 
This starts from Long Yester Farm cottages and is a 10 mile fun run over Lammer Law.  Afterwards you could go to the Goblin Ha' for a shower and bar lunch (beer optional).  For those of you who think that any run that goes "over" anything can't be described as "fun", give it a go - you might just change your mind!
 
Let Stuart or Anne know if you are going along so we can give HELP an idea of numbers.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Cross-Country Series

The race hosted by Moorfoot on 26th February will be at Hay Lodge Park just west of Peebles.  Have a look at the website for location maps of the various venues http://richarda.umcus.org/BorderXC/xc.HTM   Remember the first one is just over a week away.....

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A Wet One!

Good to see so many people braved the pouring rain on Sunday to compete in the Simply Scottish Jedburgh Half Marathon.  The wearing of flippers and a snorkel was obligatory (might have helped some of us).  Well done everyone (a particular "well done" to Clarissa on her fist half-marathon).
 

11

282

Ian Sills

1:19:53

19

494

Ian Rowland

1:22:29

56

118

Stuart Hay

1:27:59

102

844

Richard Taylor

1:32:41

178

117

Anne Hay

1:38:24

213

414

Frank Weissgerber

1:41:02

381

685

Clarissa Berry

1:52:23

461

95

Sheila Morrison

1:59:12

511

96

Theresa Leslie

2:04:57

602

648

Fay Stanton

2:17:17