In between the Summer Series, several runners have been keeping up the competitive edge. Sheila Morrison and Theresa Leslie took part in the recent Diet Coke 10K in East Kilbride, which saw Sheila finishing in 55:32 and Theresa in 57:13.
The following Thursday evening was the Stuart Black Memorial Castle Bank Challenge in Norham, the heavy rain ceasing to deter the runners. Andrew Crichton took first prize, finishing in 20:04, with Ian Sills coming in 4th overall in 20:38 and taking the veterans prize. Other Dunbar runners were Steve Pattison, Ian Rowland, Anne Hay, Mary Pattison, Jane Timms and Keith Mills.
The following Sunday was the Lairig Ghru Hill Race – 28 miles between the police stations of Braemar and Aviemore, crossing between some of the highest peaks in Britain. Out of 81 finishers, Ian Rowland came in 9th with a time of 3:40:58, and while sustaining a few grazes along the way, was quite happy with his result.