Monday, August 22, 2011

You have to be in it to win it !

Dunbar runners were successful in two races this weekend. On Saturday, at Haddington, Rhona Anderson ran into 3rd place of 68 in the half marathon to win the SAF medal for 1st female super vet. There were also impressive half marathon debuts for Grant Noble finishing 8th of 156 in 1.21.55 and Susan Lyle, 7th in 1.38.55.
The following day four runners tackled the Northumberland Coastal Marathon, a gruelling, off road, out and back run along the coastal footpath. Anne Hay produced a superb run to win the ladies race in 4.11 remarkably only 16 minutes off a recent road marathon time. Also competing were Ian Rowland  3rd in 3.34 and Lee Curtis who found the going tough so soon after competing an ultra race who pulled out at Craster. Val Herring completed the Dunbar team performance, finding time to battle though the pain barrier and finish the race in 5.48 whilst celebrating 40 years of marriage to Jim. Well done, that does deserve a medal !