Tuesday, April 06, 2010

10K

Dunbar Running Club hosted their annual 10K, sponsored by Belhaven Brewery, on Easter Saturday.  The familiar Boundary Race has been a fixture in the race calendar for a number of years, with this year seeing the introduction of a new, more challenging course for the runners, taking them out into the local countryside and including the climb up towards Wester Broomhouse Farm.  The race has being renamed The Belhaven Brewery Dunbar 10K and still has its start and finish at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre in Dunbar.
 
The weather conditions were favourable for the 11:00am start, with 279 runners completing the course.  The race was won by veteran Ken Chapman of Scottish Veteran Harriers crossed the finish line in 35:09.  Second was Gareth Green of Portobello Running Club in 35:22, with Moorfoot's Wull Hynd, also a veteran, coming in third place in 35:26.  Willie Jarvie of Portobello took the super veteran prize in 36:22, 7th overall.   It was a similar story with the winning ladies - veteran Melanie Henderson of Portobello Running Club finishing in 39:13 (29th overall), club mate Jacqueline Ramsay taking 2nd in 40:29 and veteran Janet McWhinnie of Carnethy taking third in 41:52.  First female super veteran was Kathleen Bolt of Portobello Running Club with a time of 43:58.  Both the male and female team prizes went to Portobello Running Club.
 
There were a number of runners from the East Lothian clubs taking part  – Grant Noble (DRC), Dermot Ferry (MADAC), Craig Goldie (DRC), David Lott (HELP), Alex Oliver (MADAC), Sandy Wallace, Finlay Smith (HELP), Alex Noble (DRC), Craig Wilson (MADAC), Ray Harris, Saartje Drijver (HELP), Clarissa Berry (DRC), Judith Donaldson (HELP), Audrey Grigg, Graeme Ingram (MADAC), Claire Simpson (HELP), Katy Gardiner (DRC) and Jeanette Rutherford (MADAC).
 
Race Director, Stuart Hay, thanked all the runners for taking part, also thanking the sponsors Belhaven Brewery and Run 4 It. 
 
Special thanks also to our favourite Red Cross Team, the ladies who helped out with the runner who was in distress and the gentleman with his children (the "Spottonians") who also gave assistance.