Monday, November 06, 2006

First Cross-Country at Lauder

The cross-country season started for local runners with the first of
the Borders series taking place at Lauder on Sunday.

The strong winds made the conditions fairly tough along a course which
follows part of the Southern Upland Way and took the runners over some
fairly steep and muddy terrain.

The junior section of Dunbar Running Club were represented by Alex
Noble, who came 5th overall, with a time of 12:11. Hamish Law and
Cameron Law were only three seconds apart, with Harry Steele and Gemma
Bolton both putting in an excellent run.

The senior race attracted record numbers for this event with Ian
Rowland of Dunbar coming 7th in 28:20 with Ian Sills finishing in
29:52. Colin Menzies, Grant Noble and Stuart Hay battled for
position, finishing very closely in 30:24, 30:35 and 30:37
respectively. Club mates Anne Hay and Amanda Thornton also completed
the course, along with Sandy Wallace of HELP in 31:26 followed by
club mate Alan Proudfoot in 32:46. HELP were well represented,
fielding a team of a dozen on the day, with the women being led in by
Ruth Watson in 39:04. Julie Aitken, having a good run for Jog
Scotland, completed a strong East Lothian contingent on the day.