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. "