Monday, September 29, 2008

A Busy Couple of Weekends......

Sunday the 28th saw the last race in the Dunbar Running Club championship with 12 members taking part in the Norham 10K. 


The winner of the race was David Kirkland of Alnwick Harriers who, with a time of 32:36, finished over three and a half minutes ahead of the rest of the field.  Dunbar's Ian Sills took 7th place in 37:04, with club mate Stuart Hay taking 9th in 37:34 and Graeme Jones finishing 17th in 39:05, with Ross Combe 2 minutes behind in 41:06.  Rhona Anderson (42:48) was 2nd female overall and first female veteran, followed by Steve Pattison (43:35), Neil Teather (46:59), Mary Pattison (49:11), Clarissa Berry (53:13), Sheila Morrison (53:45), Jane Timms (54:25) and Theresa Leslie (56:04).


The 25th Two Breweries Hill Race took place the previous day – a race of 18 miles from Traquair House, Innerleithen taking in over 4,900 feet of climb over Birkscairn Hill, Hundleshope, Stob Law, Whitelaw Hill and the steep Trahenna before the finish in Broughton.  This year saw 176 runners completing the race, a marked increase on last years 88 finishers, with Ian Rowland of Dunbar finishing in 3:47:37, club mates Lee Curtis and Anne Hay finishing in 4:19:16 and 4:38:17 respectively, and George Armstrong of HELP completing the run in 4:45:14.


At the 10th Thirlestane Castle Run the previous Sunday, Stuart Hay of Dunbar finished the 5 mile multi-terrain course 13th overall in 31:17, HELP's Sandy Wallace finished 34th in 35:27, with Anne Hay (DRC), Claire Simpson (HELP) and Theresa Leslie (DRC) also completing the course.  In West Lothian on the same day, Alex Oliver of Musselburgh and District A C completed the Linlithgow 10K in 43:05, with Steve Pattison, Mary Pattison and Sheila Morrison of Dunbar also racing on the day.  Frank Weissgerber of Dunbar went a little further afield, running the Fiducia Baden Marathon in Karlsruhe, Germany in 3:47:18 in sunny, warm conditions.
Nearly cross-country season again........