Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Last of the Borders Series

The final race in the Borders Cross-Country Series took part on Sunday18th February at Norham in quite pleasant conditions. The course atNorham, while undergoing a change this year, was still somewhat challenging and is a particular favourite of a several Dunbar runners.

Dunbar fielded 14 runners in the junior event, with Alex Noble coming in 7th overall in a time of 11:55, Lewis Ross coming in 12th in12:41 and Bruce Lindsay not far behind in 13:05. Hamish Law, Cameron Law, Joanne Lindsay, Cory Smith, Lucy Hall, Rachael Lindsay, AndrewTaylor, Gemma Bolton, Katriona Proudfoot, Martin Sparksman and Isabelle Taylor added to a strong team on the day putting Dunbar in 3rd place overall.

In the senior race Ian Sills came in 5th, narrowly beating his teammate Ian Rowland by 7 seconds with a time of 26:43. Dunbar was well represented on the day with a number of runners taking part in the event.

The presentation of trophies and medals for the series took place inNorham village hall afterwards with Alex Noble taking first place forthe M13 category and several Dunbar juniors qualifying for medals including Bruce Lindsay, Hamish Law, Cameron Law, Gemma Bolton andMartin Sparksman, who took part in six out of the seven races, Joanne Lindsay, Cory Smith, Andrew Taylor, Katriona Proudfoot, IsabelleTaylor and Lewis Ross also received medals for completing four or more races in the series.

Ian Rowland took the trophy for 1st male in the 40-44 category as well as joint first from the organising clubs. Colin Menzies was 3rd male junior overall, with Anne Hay taking 3rd prize in the female 40-44 category.

All competitors joined in to thank the organisers on the day for an enjoyable end to the series.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Last of the Borders Series

The final race in the Borders Cross-Country Series took part on Sunday
18th February at Norham in quite pleasant conditions. The course at
Norham, while undergoing a change this year, was still somewhat
challenging and is a particular favourite of a several Dunbar runners

Dunbar fielded 14 runners in the junior event, with Alex Noble coming
in 7th overall in a time of 11:55, with Lewis Ross coming in 12th in
12:41 and Bruce Lindsay not far behind in 13:05. Hamish Law, Cameron
Law, Joanne Lindsay, Cory Smith, Lucy Hall, Rachael Lindsay, Andrew
Taylor, Gemma Bolton, Katriona Proudfoot, Martin Sparksman and
Isabelle Taylor added to a strong team on the day putting Dunbar in
3rd place overall.

In the senior race Ian Sills came in 5th, narrowly beating his
teammate Ian Rowland by 7 seconds with a time of 26:43. Dunbar was
well represented on the day with a number of runners taking part in
the event.

The presentation of trophies and medals for the series took place in
Norham village hall afterwards with Alex Noble taking first place for
the M13 category and several Dunbar juniors qualifying for medals
including Bruce Lindsay, Hamish Law, Cameron Law, Gemma Bolton and
Martin Sparksman, who took part in six out of the seven races, Joanne
Lindsay, Cory Smith, Andrew Taylor, Katriona Proudfoot, Isabelle
Taylor and Lewis Ross also received medals for completing four or more
races in the series.

Ian Rowland took the trophy for 1st male in the 40-44 category as well
as joint first from the organising clubs. Colin Menzies was 3rd male
junior overall, with Anne Hay taking 3rd prize in the female 40-44
category.

All competitors joined in to thank the organisers on the day for an
enjoyable end to the series.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Omni 6 Promotion@Sweatshop Edinburgh

Sweatshop are running a Promotion with Saucony for the launch of the
new Omni 6 running shoe.

Buy the Progrid Omni 6 at Sweatshop Edinburgh between Thursday 22nd
February and Sunday 25th February and get a year's supply of Saucony
technical running socks absolutely free.

For further details please contact Sweatshop direct on 0131-467-8740.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

"Ten Miles! That's Almost Enough For A Mars Bar"!

OK. Here's a site I thought I'd share..
It tells you how many calories you burn over a certain time doing certain things.
Type in your weight in pounds (no cheating), then type in the time you spend exercising. Hit the "show me" button.
Look in amazement at the calories used up (more the faster you run obviously).
Feel smug.
Sit back and have a big bun.
 

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

National Cross-Country Championships

The Scottish Power Scottish National Cross-Country Championships took
place in Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 10th February. The cold,
damp conditions did not deter record numbers taking part, including
athletes from Dunbar Running Club.

The senior women's race was won by Freya Murray of Edinburgh Southern
Harriers, defending the 8km Senior Women's title in 29:40, with the
unattached Catriona Morrison finishing in 29:55. Anne Hay, Mary Ennis
and Emma Taylor took part and finished the race in 37:54, 41:24 and
43:22 respectively.

The senior men's 12,000m attracted a quality field with 413 finishers.
Mark Pollard of Inverclyde AC led all the way, taking the £500 prize
money with a time of 38:45. Steve Pattison ran for Dunbar, finishing
in 58:05, on what was a deceptively tough course.

The next major events several runners are looking forward to are the
Scottish National Masters Cross Country Championships, taking place in
Bathgate on 3rd March, and the Lasswade 10 mile the following day.

Friday, February 09, 2007

You Know You're A Runner When..................

-you wear a black, plastic sports watch with your dress clothes.

- you can remember a time from a race 4 years ago, but you can't
remember your friend's birthdays.

-Your heart rate is below 50 and you are not dying.

-You know how many grams of carbs there are in a banana.

-You can name a person from Namibia, Djibouti and Zimbabwe.

-you are embarrassed to wear sandals because of your hideous sock tan.

- you are not embarrassed to show someone where your hamstring "really" hurts.

-you have hundreds of safety pins scattered around your house

-you enjoy running in the rain

-you double knot all your shoes out of habit

-you have a watch tan that never goes away

-you feel naked without your stop-watch on

-when pasta is the only food you'll eat two nights before a race

-when you try to convince people to run a 5k because it's "only" 3 miles

-when your friends think they need to practice more before they can run with you

-You shower about 12 times a week

-Your tan line is just above your ankles

-your toenails are black.

-your shoes have more miles on them than your car does.

-people say, "You run three miles...at once?"

-all your socks are either stained or torn.

-you can spit while running.

-you go to a golf course to run.

-you finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care.

-your temper is shorter that the distance that you ran.

-you combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "Easy Run" in the same breath.

-you can eat your weight in spaghetti.

-your highest heels are your training shoes.

-you debate the advantages of anti-perspirant vs. deodorant.

-you spend more on training clothes than school clothes.

-your Christmas list includes more than one pair of running shoes.

-your chest is as flat as your back.

-you feel lost without your water-bottle.

-you can see your ribs through your shirt.

-you enjoy running hills.

-you see a skinny person on the street and immediately look at their shoes.

-you meet an old teammate and can't remember their name but remember
their mile time.

-your favorite food group is carbohydrates.

-you are always hungry.

-your weekends are shot.

-you can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.

-you can count all your ribs.

-you own spandex in more than 1 color.

-your running tights are baggy

-"Chariots of Fire" is actually entertaining to you.

-your watch is more expensive and complicated than your car.

-Runner's World provides more pin-ups than Playboy

-you know as many kinds of pain as Eskimos have words for snow.

-you don't know what an "off-season" means.

-you have stress fractures.

-you find yourself saying, "it's not really a hill..."

-while everyone is sleeping you are up running, and while everyone is
awake you are sleeping

-you have 3% or less body fat

-there's nothing like intervals to start the week off fresh!!

-more than half the people you know don't know what X-C is

-you can't go a day without some little brat saying run forest run

-you wear skimpier clothes than Madonna

-you always win in your sleep but never in a real race

-a 12 mile run is an easy day.


(With thanks to Runners World)

Monday, February 05, 2007

Consultation

The club has received the "Consultation on the East Lothian Draft
Core Paths Plan" from East Lothian Council. Under the Land Reform
(Scotland) Act 2003 (which came into effect Feb 2005), local
authorities are obliged to draw up a plan for a system of paths which
are sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access
throughout their area. So here is a chance to have your say on
whether you agree with the Council or not on their choices of
potential "core paths" or whether you think other routes would be
better.

Anne has the copy if you would like to give any comments or you could
look at the draft core paths plan at
www.eastlothian.gov.uk/corepathplan - the consultation ends on 15 June
2007 as a plan of core paths must be drawn up by February 2008.