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.