Monday, January 28, 2008

Borders Series - Fifth Race

The penultimate race in the Borders Cross-Country series took place on
Sunday at Spittal beach in Berwick-Upon-Tweed with several runners
from Dunbar Running Club taking part.

The windy conditions on the day didn't faze young Andrew Crichton who
took fourth place overall in the senior race, against some stiff
competition, with a time of 28:29. Club mate Stuart Hay took 8th
place in 29:00, with George Gilhooley not far behind in 11th place in
29:36, closely followed by Grant Noble taking 12th place in 29:40.
Ross Combe finished in 32:48, with Steve Pattison, Rhona Anderson,
Anne Hay, Andrew Anderson, Mary Pattison and Scott Turner all
competing strongly on the day.

The junior race attracted a good sized field with Dunbar's Alex Noble
finishing 5th overall in 15:00, with Cameron Law having another
excellent run finishing in 17:02 and Elliot Mullen completing the
course in 17:49, with Joanne Lindsay almost finishing level with
17:50. Dunbar's Hamish Law finished in 18:16, with Nicole Turner
(18:33), Katie Proudfoot (20:22), Joe Kowbel (20:25), Gemma Bolton
(22:29), Callum King (23:27), Kirsty Wilson (23:48), Megan McLaren
(24:00), Katrina Maguire (24:11), and Claire Denholm, (27:56) all
putting in performances to be proud of in the strong headwind to the
finish line.

The previous week saw George Gilhooley competing in the East District
League at Livingston, finishing the tough two-lap course in 34:24.