A local runner recently took part in the 8th Masters World Mountain Running Championship. Stuart Symington of Dunbar Running Club joined 618 other runners from all over the world for the magnificently staged event in the small village of Dolni Morava in the north of the Czech Republic on 6th September.
Stuart finished in 1:04:55 coming in 116th overall and 22nd in his category – the over 50 men having the largest entry with 105 competitors in that age group taking part in the event.
The following day saw the staging of another popular event in the race calendar, though a little closer to home – the Fresh 'n' Low Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. Jamie Cherrie of Dunbar finished in 1:44:37 with Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison completing the course together in 2:04:31. Two weeks earlier Sheila had also taken part in the St Andrews Hospice 10K, finishing in 56:02.
Making the most of the tailing off of the road running season, several East Lothian runners competed in the City of Stirling 10K Road Race on Sunday 14th with Alex Oliver of Musselburgh and District Athletic Club finishing in an excellent 40:55. Fred McCain of HELP finished in 42:46 with David Adam and Stewart McConnell of Musselburgh completing the course in 43:33 and 44:20 respectively. Dunbar's Theresa Leslie finished in 54:16 with Sheila Morrison close behind in 54:45.