Tuesday, May 24, 2005


Nine senior members of Dunbar Running Club joined over 600 other athletes in the Loch Leven Half Marathon on Saturday 21 May 2005. With the prospects of a flat course and good running conditions expectations of prizes and personnel best times where anticipated. However the weather conditions on arrival were not quite as hoped, a slight breeze combined with warm temperatures meant that hopes of good running times were going to be difficult. Ian Rowland again showed his true form by finishing in the medals. He was 8th overall and 1st over 40 year old male in a time of 1:20:16 somewhat slower than his personal best set earlier in the year but never the less an impressive run. Anne Hay was also on the podium taking 2nd place in the female veterans category posting a time of 1:38:40, she was 157th overall. Ian Sills was the second Dunbar runner to finish. Still recovering from his good run in the Edinburgh to North Berwick race a fortnight earlier, he was again a little off his best time. He finished in 16th place in a time of 1:21:29. Stuart Hay continued with his improving form finished in a Personal Best time of 1:28:23 to take 63rd overall place. Over 60 year old runner Joe Bourhill ran a good race to finish 268th in a time of 1:47:07. The second Dunbar lady runner to finish was Karen Page. Despite having some niggling injuries worries Karen finished just under the 2 hour mark with a time of 1:59:25 to take 415th place overall. Sheila Morrison was just a few places behind Karen to finish in 422nd place in a time of 2:00:13. Theresa Lesley in her first ever Half Marathon ran with fellow club member Sheila Kerr for most of the race. Theresa finished in 484th place in a time of 2:08:27 and Sheila one place behind in a time of 2:07:53.

All Dunbar runners enjoyed a much needed post race meal at a local Kinross Hotel and spent the return journey debating how the race could have been if only .......

Thursday, May 19, 2005

East Lothian Summer Series

There is now a website with details of the East Lothian Summer Series.
This is six handicap races between Dunbar, Help, Musselburgh and East Lothian Triathalon Club.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Britannic Asset Management Women's 10K

The Britannic Asset Management Women's 10K took part in Glasgow's
Belahouston Park on Sunday 15th May 2005

Sheila Morrison 1460th 0:54:03
Theresa Leslie 2085th 0:55:56

Monday, May 09, 2005

Bupa Great Caledonian Run – Edinburgh

Seven Dunbar runners took part in yesterday's Bupa Great Caledonian Run.

Results are

James Thorntonsmith 00:44:36

Amanda Thorntonsmith 00:52:23

Sheila Morrison 00:53:07

Lindsay Brown 00:56:20

Kevin Smith 00:57:32

Fay Stanton 00:59:33

Abigail Dobson 1:02:43


Last Thursday was race night in Dunbar, with runners starting and ending the 5k circuit at John Muir Country Park.
Ian Sills took charge of the event and imposed a rather harsh handicap on last months winner Stuart.
Tam walked away with the trophy this month - well done.
Name        Predicted Race Time    Finishing Time    Race Time
Tam          28.30                            7.07.10                25.40
Frank        21.25                            7.09.31                20.56
Mark         17.20                            7.10.27                17.47
Dougie      26.00                            7.10.30                26.30
Lauren      20.30                            7.10.30                21.30
Grant        17.45                            7.10.37                17.47
Karen        21.35                           7.11.12                22.47
Stuart       18.40                            7.11.16                19.16
Anne         21.15                           7.11.58                23.13

A Wee Trip Down The Coast

4 Runners took part, on Saturday, in the Edinburgh to North Berwick road race.

Ian Sills led the team home in an excellent time of 2h 19m 30s to claim 12th place overall from a field of 130. This was Ian's first time at this race and such a good performance may indicate that he is also ready for his marathon debut fairly soon.

Stuart managed to shave a few minutes of his PB to get home in 2h 38m 35s.

Frank showed that he is returning to full fitness by using the event as a training run and getting a time of 2h 54m 05s.

Anne also posted a PB one place behind Frank with a time of 2h 54m 12s.