Sunday, July 08, 2012

Recent Races

On Sunday 24th June, five Dunbar runners took part in the Lairig Ghru Hill Race in the worst conditions in the history of the race for 15 years. Ian Rowland finished in 3:54:33, 14th overall, Rhona Anderson in 4:29:19, taking the first female vet prize, Lee Curtis in 4:32:14, Brian Davidson in 4:35:41 and Andrew Sheldrick 5:07:56. 


On the same day Jane Timms and Theresa Leslie took part in the scenic Alnwick Trail Half Marathon, with Jane finishing in 2:10 and Theresa in 2:15.  In Oxford, Sheila Morrison took part in a 10k in aid of a primary school in Ethiopia – the conditions on the day meant the race was re-routed, making it a 10.5k cross-country.  Sheila was pleased with her finishing time of 1:01, having been second female overall in the Oxford Park Run the previous day with a time of 28:14.


The bad weather didn't deter the 14 from Dunbar who took part in the Portobello 4 mile Road Race on the Thursday evening – Andrew Crichton came in first in 20:39, taking the Steedman Trophy, Ian Sills in 22:58, giving him the first vet prize and Stuart Hay in 23:11, taking 3rd vet prize.  Ian Rowland finished in 23:30, James Addie 24:19, Brian Davidson 24:29, Lee Curtis 26:58, Neil Jones 28:19, Karen Page 29:05, making her first female vet, Karen Page, 30:34, Jane Timms, 32:26, Frank Weissgerber 32:53, Clarissa Berry 32:57, Anne Hay 33:12 and Theresa Leslie 33:24. Andrew, Ian and Stuart took the mens team prize, with Karen, Karen and Jane been awarded the ladies team prize – a good night for Dunbar!


The previous Sunday had Lee Curtis competing in the Seven Hills Race, as reported in an earlier posting, finishing in 2:19:40.  Sheila Morrison had raced in the Vale of Leven 10K the day after the Traprain Law Race, finishing in 55:38.  Stuart Symington ran the Yetholm Hill Race on 3rd June, finishing in a time of 1:30:28 and Seonaid Hudson had a good run at the Edinburgh Half Marathon at the end of May with a time of 1:40:38.
Some interesting races - well done to everyone. Remember to drop Anne an e-mail of races you have taken part in if you want them included in a report or post your report of a race on to the club news directly.