Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How Many Miles?

On Saturday 26th May. Ian Sills, Jane Timms and Sheila Morrison
travelled all the way to Dumfries and Galloway to take part in the
Kirkcudbright Half Marathon. In a cool 27 degrees and a strong wind
on an undulating course Ian was 5th overall and 1st Vet with a time of
1:23:21. Jane and Sheila were both just over two hours, 2:08:30 and
2:17:41 respectively, and were very grateful to be hosed down at 10

On Monday 28th, Stuart Hay, wearing no. 2, came 2nd in the Rigg Race
at Balerno in 34:28, with Neil Jones finishing in 44:10 and Anne in
47:35 (wearing no.1 and achieving 1st in her age category.

On Saturday 2nd June the club dominated the Haddington 10k - Ian
Sills was first East Lothian Vet with a time of 36:36, with Ian
Rowland three places behind in 37:31 and Grant Noble just behind in
38:09, which gave him the prize for first supervet. James Addie
finished in 39:35, Rhona Anderson in 40:42, which made her 2nd female
overall and first East Lothian female club runner, Mary Wood in 41:33,
Andrew Sheldrick in 43:59, Karen Page in 45:25, Anne Hay in 48:45,
Jane Timms ran a pb in 52.11, as did Clare Miles, taking 4 mins of her
previous best with 55:01. Rhona, Mary and Karen took the ladies team
prize. On the same day, Theresa Leslie ran the Stranraer Half
Marathon with a time of 2:03:57.

A number of the club took part in the Traprain Law Race on 9th – minus
the river crossing this year as the runners would have being swept
away! Ian Rowland finished 10th overall in 48:10, with Stuart
finishing in 49:26, Richard Taylor 51:01, Rhona Anderson, 2nd lady, in
53:34, Brian Davidson 54:00, Mary Wood 55:29, Andrew Sheldrick 58:59,
Neil Jones 63:27, Anne Hay 63:42, Clarissa Berry 71:56 and Sheila
Morrison 80:41. A first this year – a ladies team prize, won by
Dunbar. On Sunday 10th June Ian and Jane ran Mabie 10k trail race.
Ian was in the prizes again by being 3rd overall and 1st vet (for the
third year running).

This weekend was busy again with Jane, Ian and Brian Davidson tackling
the Park run in torrential rain and very strong winds. Needless to
say all were much slower than expected with the conditions, however
Ian was first and Brian 8th (so not too bad afterall!)

On Sunday Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison ran the Bamburgh 10K – a
very scenic run along the coast, billed as one of the most inspiring
races in the country! Theresa finished in 54:54 and Sheila in 56:07.
On the same day Ian Sills, Brian, Anne and Stuart travelled down to
Peebles for the 10K trail race and in very muddy conditions all had a
good race with Ian finishing in 40:10, Stuart in 40:34, Brian in 43:28
and Anne in 53.34.

Quite a lot of miles there - well done everyone.