Tuesday, February 19, 2008

So, A Quiet Weekend Then.......

Spring sunshine greeted the 200+ competitors in the final round of the
6 race Borders Winter Cross Country series in Lauder on Sunday. With
85 juniors and 120 adult runners facing challenging terrain including
hills, water jumps and fast downhill sections, the scene was set for a
great finish to the series, with Dunbar Running Club, once again,
being well represented.

In the junior race Alex Noble of Dunbar Running Club came in 3rd
overall in 11:45, with Hamish and Cameron Law almost crossing the line
together in 13:55 and 13:56 respectively. Elliot Mullen (14:50) and
Nicole Turner (15:14) had another good race along with Joanne Lindsay
(15:21), Joe Kowbel (15:48), Andrew Taylor (15:54), Greg Noble
(16:08), Katie Proudfoot (16:16), Poppy Ives (17:58), Isabelle Taylor
(18:04), Gemma Bolton (18:37), Megan McLaren (19:02), Katrina Maguire
(19:09), Kirsty Wilson (19:15), Jessica King (19:40) and Claire
Denholm (22:40).

In the senior Ian Sills took 9th place in 27:54 with George Gilhooley
close behind in 10th place with 27:59. Also competing were Grant
Noble (29:44), Richard Taylor (30:41), Steve Pattison (33:50), Rhona
Anderson (33:52), Andrew Anderson (37:44), and Mary Pattison (39:14).

Overall winners for the series were:
Lady Vet 40-44, 3rd Rhona Anderson; Lady Vet 45-49, 1st Anne Hay; Lady
Vet 50-54, 1st Mary Pattison.

Junior Male - 1st Andrew Crighton; Male Vet 45-49, 1st George Gilhooley.

On the same day three runners took part in the tough
Keswick/Buttermere 34K. Ian Rowland of Dunbar took 17th place with a
time of 2:31:51, with club mate Stuart Hay finishing four places
behind in 2:36:56. Anne Hay finished in 3:13:27. Meanwhile Sheila
Morrison took part in a favourite race at Grangemouth – the Round the
Houses 10K – finishing in 53:04.

The previous day Stuart Symington ran the popular Carnethy 5 Hill
Race in 64:19. Many of the runners are now looking forward to
competing in the National Cross-Country Championships at Callendar
Park, Falkirk this Saturday (23rd).