Sunday, October 06, 2013

10-Mile Race

The club hosted their annual 10-mile multi-terrain race on Saturday, sponsored by EDF.


The event started and finished at Hallhill Sports Centre, with the runners heading out of Dunbar and taking in Little Pinkerton, Doon Hill, Spott Estate and Pleasance.  Andrew Crichton of Dunbar and Bryan Mackie of City of Edinburgh battled for first place, being neck and neck for much of the race, with Andrew eventually taking first place in 56:55 and Bryan taking the second prize in 57:12.  Callum Reid of HELP took third in 58:12 having had a close run with Gareth Green of Portobello for much of the race.


First lady was Nicola Duncan of Portobello Running Club, who was fifth overall, in a time of 59:59, possibly the fastest time achieved in the event by a female runner.  The second lady was Michelle Hetherington of Helensburgh AAC, finishing in 1:10:46, and third was Katherine Forsyth, unattached, in 1:11:27.


First veteran male was Michael Fullerton, of Portobello, finishing in 7th place in 1:00:55, with club mate Peter Buchanan finishing one place ahead in 1:00:47 to take the male 50+ prize.  First male 60+ prize went to Sandy Wallace of HELP, finishing in 1:11:02. 


First lady veteran prize went to Jan Dawson of Penicuik Harriers, finishing in 1:18:10.  First Lady 45+ prize went to Fabienne Thomson of Carnegie Harriers, with a time of 1:17:05, with the 55+ going to Janis Stirton of Portobello, in 1:36:58.


Portobello also took the male and female team prizes.  Ian Rowland, Race Director for the event, thanked everyone for making the race a successful event and also thanked the sponsors, EDF.