Monday, April 20, 2009

RACE ROUNDUP - GALA 10K AND NORTH TYNESIDE 10K

"Is it just me, or are you cold?"


A dozen members of Dunbar Running Club travelled to Galashiels on Sunday to take part in the Gala Harriers 10K Road Race which started and finished at Fairydean Football Club, Netherdale. A 127 runners finished the race, with Dunbar’s Andrew Crichton coming 4th overall with a time of 33:08 – a personal best for the distance. Ian Rowland came in 10th in 35:01, with Ian Sills finishing 14th in 35:22. Stuart Hay also achieved a personal best with 35:38. Other Dunbar runners were Steve Pattison, Rhona Anderson, who finished just two seconds behind Steve with a time of 41:09, Neil Jones, Jamie Cherrie, Anne Hay, Sheila Morrison, Jane Timms and Theresa Leslie. Andrew was given first prize for the under 18 category and Rhona took the prize for third senior female overall.





More photos of Gala can be found here:http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/dunbar.running/Gala10K2009?feat=directlink


(Thanks to Mary for the photography).



The week before saw Steve and Mary Pattison competing in one of their favourite 10K races – the North Tyneside 10K, which took place on Easter Sunday. The race, which attracted 1686 runners, has a couple of steep climbs along the route but offers some fantastic views along the coast. Steve finished with a time of 43:52 and Mary with 53:00.