Tuesday, September 10, 2013

July and August Races

The holiday season didn't stop some club members a variety of races.
On 14th July Rhona and Andy Anderson and Lee Curtis ran the popular 14 mile Alnwick Coastal Run - the inaugural event in 1979 had 12 competitors compared to the 887 finishers this year.  Rhona was the 8th female to finish, 3rd in her category in 1:40:45, Lee finished in 1:47:32 and Andy in 1:54:57. 
In the Musselburgh 10K on 20th Brian Davidson finished 27th overall in 39:23 with Rhona coming in with a time of 41:15 and Theresa Davidson with a time of 57:23.
On 3rd August, Ian Sills competed in the Borrowdale Fell Race - 27km and 2000m of climb - finishing in an excellent 4:11. 
On the Wednesday evening a number of runners took part in the North Berwick Law Race with Ian Rowland finishing 21st overall in 22:41.  Stuart Hay finished in 23:53, Brian in 25:32, Euan Miles (8th in the junior category) 26:49, Stuart Symington 27:19, Charlie Hamilton (junior) 28:43, Robbie Bennett (junior) 29:05, Cameron Miles (junior) 31:02, Fiona Hamilton 31:25, Anne Hay 32:30, Susan Lyle and Mary Wood 45:13.
At the Haddington Half Marathon on 10th Ian Rowland finished 19th overall and 2nd in his category in 1:23:58, James Addie finished in 1:29:25, Brian in 1:32:55 and Marjorie Kelly in 1:51:15.  The following Saturday was the new hill run at the Oldhamstocks Flower Show in which Andrew Crichton finished first and Ian Rowland second (well done to the organisers).
Brian and Theresa Davidson took a trip to Iceland to compete in the 30th Reykjavik Marathon and Half Marathon.  Brian achieved a PB in the Marathon finishing 63 out of 851 in a time of 3:14:17, with Theresa finishing in the half in 2:08:04.  Well done.