Tuesday, December 18, 2007

A Few More Runs Before Christmas...........

The third of the Borders Cross-Country Series took place on Sunday in
Galashiels, with the cold weather failing to deter the 95 junior
runners and 138 seniors who took part in the event.

Dunbar Running Club had a number of members in both events, with HELP
also fielding several runners.

In the junior event Innes Ogilvie finished in 17th place in 16:03,
with Cameron Law coming in with a time of 16:17, again closely
followed by Callum King who tied with Bruce Lindsay in 16:30. Elliot
Mullen, 17:07; Hamish Law, 17:11; Joanne Lindsay, 17:23; Katie Watson
(HELP), 18:29; Cory Smith, 18:55; Joe Kowbel, 20:28; Poppy Ives,
20:34; Rachel Lindsay, 21:22; Kirsty Wilson, 21:56; Jessica King,
22:05; Rachel Watson (HELP), 22:33; Megan McLaren, 23:23; Katrina
Maguire, 23:51; Gemma Bolton, 23:57; and Rebecca Turner, 25:48 all
finished well.

In the senior race Ian Sills of Dunbar came in 12th overall in a time
of 26:43; with Stuart Hay and Andrew Crichton having a close
competition, finishing in 27:26 and 27:31 respectively. Colin Menzies
was only twelve seconds behind, followed by George Gilhooley, Finlay
Smith (HELP), Ross Combe, Ian Rowland, Peter Probin (HELP), Steve
Pattison, Rona Anderson, Julie Oswald (HELP), Fred McCain (HELP), Anne
Hay, Ruth Watson (HELP), Jamie Cherrie, Lisa Menzies (HELP), Mary
Pattison, Judith Donaldson (HELP) and Scott Turner.

The previous Saturday had seen several of the athletes taking part in
the Scottish Athletics East District Cross-Country Championships at
Stirling. Anne Hay completed the senior ladies race in 31:00 with
George Gilhooley and Stuart Hay of Dunbar taking part in the senior
mens race. HELP were represented by James Baird, Fred McCain, Paddy
McDonald, and George Armstrong. Musselburgh Athletics Club were
represented by Gordon Eadie and Stewart McConnell.

Some of the athletes joined their club members the following day for
Dunbar's annual Festive Half Marathon and 10K. Several runners
dressed up for the fun event - Steve Pattison and George Armstrong
going for the full Santa regalia - run through parts of John Muir
Country Park, Lawhead and by Knowes Farm, enjoying refreshments
afterwards at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre.