Monday, November 20, 2006


Sunday saw the second race of the Borders Cross-Country series, which
was hosted by Dunbar Running Club.

While it was a cold start to the day, the weather remained fine for
the runners taking part in the event which was run over a new course
this year, taking in part of John Muir Country Park

Dunbar was well represented in the junior race, which was won by
Lindsay Gordon of Lasswade in 13:11, followed by Alice Haining of
Galashiels in 13:22 and Jack McWilliams of Wooler in 13:56. Alice and
Jack were also first in their respective categories. Toby Sherwood
led the Dunbar contingent, coming in 7th place in a time of 14:26,
followed by Alex Noble in 14:58 in his second race of the series.
Hamish and Cameron Law again had a close finish, with five seconds
between them, finishing in 16:05 and 16:10 respectively. Harry Steele
had another good run in the series, followed by club mates Elliot
Mullen, Lewis Ross, Haley Whyte, Andrew Taylor, Martin Sparksman, Cory
Smith, Liam Dunn, Gemma Bolton, who also put in a good second round
run, Katriona Proudfoot, Kayleigh Johnston and Isabelle Taylor.

The senior race was won by Matt Bell of City of Edinburgh in 27:28,
with Brian Marshall of HELP just one second behind and Darrell Hastie
of Teviot in third place. Colin Menzies performed well for Dunbar
coming in 11th in a time of 29:40, with Richard Taylor putting in a
good run along with Neil Teather, in his first run for the club and
Hannah Stevens. Local club HELP were strongly represented on the
course, fielding fourteen runners in all. Everyone is looking forward
to the next run in the series which takes place in Peebles on 3rd