Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Marathons and Wedding Bells.....

Six members of Dunbar Running Club took part in the recent Edinburgh
Marathon, the route of which took the competitors along some of the
East Lothian coastal roads, finishing at Musselburgh Race Course.

Stuart Hay achieved a personal best of 3:04:21, putting him in 113th
place over all. Steve Pattison and Frank Weissgerber both had good
runs, finishing with times of 3:34:28 and 3:38:16 respectively. Avril
Gilchrist (3:40:46), Mary Ennis (3:59:15) and Jenny MacFarlane
(4:14:20) were all competing in their first ever Marathon and were all
delighted with their times, with all runners enjoying the new route of
the race. Steve and Mary hung up their running shoes long enough to
get married on Wednesday - a big "Congratulations" to them from
everyone.

The following evening, in the popular 6 mile Rigg Race in Balerno, Ian
Rowland achieved 16th place with his time of 35:36. Anne Hay came in
with a time of 42:56 and Jamie Cherrie with 43:40.

Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison of the club took part in the recent
Women's 10K in Glasgow, with Theresa pulling ahead to finish in 53:09,
with Sheila finishing in 55:32. The following Saturday saw both
ladies competing in the Loch Leven Half Marathon in very blustery
conditions, again Theresa pulled ahead of her club mate, finishing 21
seconds ahead in 2:04:03.