Thursday, November 23, 2006


A reminder about tonights event:

Ray Head, Dip PT I.I.S.T

Ray, Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist, will be visiting
Hallhill on Thursday 23rd November 2006 at 8:00 pm to give taster
sessions in Sports Massage Therapy.

What is Sports Massage Therapy?
"The scientific manipulation of soft tissue for injury prevention and
therapeutic purposes, involving the restoration to normal functional
activity of the various structures of the body".

So if you have any sore bits that need a good rub, then please come
along to the main hall.

Ray will also do a question and answer session and will be able to
give guidance on stretches and exercises to help with rehabilitation.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

More Cross Country Runners.....

Apologies for missing out four more juniors who did excellent runs on
Sunday - Bruce Lindsay came in 18th with a time of 16:04, Joanne
Lindsay in 18:06, Rachel Lindsay pretty close behind in 18:28,
followed by Rhys Demianczuk in 18:39. Well done!

Monday, November 20, 2006


Sunday saw the second race of the Borders Cross-Country series, which
was hosted by Dunbar Running Club.

While it was a cold start to the day, the weather remained fine for
the runners taking part in the event which was run over a new course
this year, taking in part of John Muir Country Park

Dunbar was well represented in the junior race, which was won by
Lindsay Gordon of Lasswade in 13:11, followed by Alice Haining of
Galashiels in 13:22 and Jack McWilliams of Wooler in 13:56. Alice and
Jack were also first in their respective categories. Toby Sherwood
led the Dunbar contingent, coming in 7th place in a time of 14:26,
followed by Alex Noble in 14:58 in his second race of the series.
Hamish and Cameron Law again had a close finish, with five seconds
between them, finishing in 16:05 and 16:10 respectively. Harry Steele
had another good run in the series, followed by club mates Elliot
Mullen, Lewis Ross, Haley Whyte, Andrew Taylor, Martin Sparksman, Cory
Smith, Liam Dunn, Gemma Bolton, who also put in a good second round
run, Katriona Proudfoot, Kayleigh Johnston and Isabelle Taylor.

The senior race was won by Matt Bell of City of Edinburgh in 27:28,
with Brian Marshall of HELP just one second behind and Darrell Hastie
of Teviot in third place. Colin Menzies performed well for Dunbar
coming in 11th in a time of 29:40, with Richard Taylor putting in a
good run along with Neil Teather, in his first run for the club and
Hannah Stevens. Local club HELP were strongly represented on the
course, fielding fourteen runners in all. Everyone is looking forward
to the next run in the series which takes place in Peebles on 3rd

Friday, November 17, 2006

Sports Massage Therapy - Thursday 23rd November

Ray Head, Dip PT T.I.S.T will be visiting Hallhill on Thursday 23rd at
8:00 pm to give taster sessions in Sports Massage Therapy and will
also do a question and answer session.

This will take place in the main hall and entry will be £1.
Refreshments will also be available (will need a rough idea of numbers

Contact details for Ray are:
Tel 0131 315 3409/0774 674 2066
email [email protected]

Thursday, November 16, 2006

From Sandy......


Twenty one members and guests took part in the annual 9mile run over
the Lammermuir Hills on a bright blustery day. Results were as follows

1 Brian Marshall 58:48 1st Male
2 Ian Rowland 60:07 1st Guest
3 Ian Sills 61:06 1st Male Vet
4 Alan Proudfoot 64:41
5 Sandy Wallace 65:03 1st Male Supervet
6 Eddie Balfour 66:30
7 Finlay Smith 68:09
8 Frank McPartland 70:20
9 Krish Bissoonauth 71:14
10 Brian Carr 72:24
11 Ali Black 74:39 Guest
12 Ian Murphy 74:49
13 Paddy Macdonald 82:56
14 Ruth Watson 83:47 1st Lady
15 Anne Hay 89:54 Guest
16 Fiona 107:46 Guest
17 E Judith Donaldson 92:23 1st Lady Vet
17 E George Armstrong 92:23
19 Val Herring 107:57 Guest
20 E Sheila Morrison 109:45 Guest
20 E Theresa Leslie 109:45 Guest

Everybody enjoyed the run and then retired to the Goblin Ha' for food
and drink and prize giving. Thanks were given to Ray Harris for
timekeeping and to Joe Forte for setting out flags and marshalling.

Monday, November 06, 2006

First Cross-Country at Lauder

The cross-country season started for local runners with the first of
the Borders series taking place at Lauder on Sunday.

The strong winds made the conditions fairly tough along a course which
follows part of the Southern Upland Way and took the runners over some
fairly steep and muddy terrain.

The junior section of Dunbar Running Club were represented by Alex
Noble, who came 5th overall, with a time of 12:11. Hamish Law and
Cameron Law were only three seconds apart, with Harry Steele and Gemma
Bolton both putting in an excellent run.

The senior race attracted record numbers for this event with Ian
Rowland of Dunbar coming 7th in 28:20 with Ian Sills finishing in
29:52. Colin Menzies, Grant Noble and Stuart Hay battled for
position, finishing very closely in 30:24, 30:35 and 30:37
respectively. Club mates Anne Hay and Amanda Thornton also completed
the course, along with Sandy Wallace of HELP in 31:26 followed by
club mate Alan Proudfoot in 32:46. HELP were well represented,
fielding a team of a dozen on the day, with the women being led in by
Ruth Watson in 39:04. Julie Aitken, having a good run for Jog
Scotland, completed a strong East Lothian contingent on the day.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Well, you kept that one quiet..........

A big "well done" to Sheila Morrison on her time of 4:35 in the Dublin
Marathon on Monday.

What most of us never knew about was that Theresa Leslie also went
along for the trip and never let on she was intending to make her
debut at the distance. So a big "CONGRATULATIONS" to Theresa, coming
in with a time of 4:44. Great stuff!

Also other congratulations to three members who achieved PB's in the
Jedburgh Half Marathon on Sunday - Richard Taylor in 1:28 (finally
getting through the 1:30 barrier), Emma Taylor in 1:47 (definitely
been getting faster in training) and Fay Stanton in 1:58. Fay cut an
incredible 19 minutes off her time for Jedburgh last year, so that
deserves another celebration. Well done Fay!