Monday, June 18, 2007

Keith, You're A Champion

Several members of the club took part in the Portobello 4 mile road
race on Thursday evening. The cold windy weather didn't deter the 133
runners who took part, making it a record number for the event. Ian
Rowland finished in 6th place with a time of 23:10, with Ian Sills
taking 9th place in 23:33, followed by Stuart Hay in 24:22. Anne Hay
finished in 28:48, not far ahead of Jamie Cherrie in 28:55. Frank
Weissgerber (29:32), Theresa Leslie (33:48), Sheila Morrison (34:10)
and Fiona Brewster (36:01) completed the club representation.

At the Dechmont Law race on Sunday 10th, Sheila Morrison pulled ahead
of her club mate Theresa Leslie, to finish well over a minute ahead in
52:18.

The previous day had seen several members take part in the Traprain
Law Race, with Ian Sills gaining ground on Ian Rowland by finishing
two places ahead of his club mate in 43:16. Rona Anderson took the
prize for the first female veteran with an excellent run in 52:44.
Stuart Hay, Richard Taylor, Peter McIvor, Anne Hay, Andrew Anderson,
Jamie Cherrie, Val Herring and Keith Mills also had good runs on the
day, enjoying the support from the spectators on the earlier and
latter stages of the course.

There was a good report on the race from Keith Burns of Carnethy, the
last paragraph of which is copied here: -
"We must record a tribute to the persistent fortitude of Keith Mills
from Dunbar in carrying the all-important lanterne rouge at this event
year after year. Keith has a formidable record that reinforces the
importance of this unsung placing in races, where the real effort and
resolve far exceeds that of the front runners in so many ways."

Well done Keith!