Friday, April 27, 2007

That Marathon Thing.......

Three members of Dunbar Running Club made the trip to France for the
Paris Marathon on Sunday 15th April. The unseasonably hot weather did
cause a few problems as temperatures soared to 26 degrees and some of
the feeding stations suffered a shortage of water.

Hannah Stevens completed her first Marathon in an excellent 3 hours 51
minutes, with Jamie Cherrie, also making it a first at the distance,
achieving a creditable 4 hours 34 minutes. Fay Stanton, who finished
in 4:53, said that, while it was very hot, it was a great course and
there was a very good atmosphere on the day.

The competitors in the 27th London Marathon also experienced
uncomfortable temperatures for the time of year, but many runners
still produced good results on the day.

Ian Sills finished his inaugural Marathon in an impressive 2:56,
putting him in 596th place overall. Ian Rowland came in not far
behind in 2:59 in his 13th Marathon to date, placing him 824th
overall. Stuart Hay completed the course in 3:20, 2322nd, with Anne
Hay finishing in 3:43, 5738th. Pete McIvor, also taking part in his
first ever Marathon, finished well in 3:49 and 5834th overall, with
Frank Weissgerber finishing in 3:58, 7397th, and Val Herring finishing
in 4:40, putting her in 18583rd place overall.

Well done everyone

Friday, April 13, 2007


Fancy a day out - by the sea?
The Alnwick Harriers "Coastal Run" is being held on Sunday 15th July.
We want to get as many club runners as possible to do this race (details here). It's a 14 mile race so there's no excuses, we know everyone is capable.
It's proposed that we get a coach to take us (and supporters - "'mon Dunbar") from Dunbar to the race and then afterwards stop somewhere for food and a shandy or two.
Let either Anne, Ian R or Stuart know if you are interested.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Well, that went well....

The sunny weather on Easter Saturday encouraged record numbers to take
part in the annual Belhaven Best Dunbar Boundary Race. The 10K race
started and finished at Hallhill Healthy Living Centre, where many of
those taking part enjoyed refreshments after the event.

The winner, Paul Arcari of Kilbarchan, completed the course in a time
of 32:32, with Stephen Maniam of City of Edinburgh finishing in 33:23,
followed by Dave Wright of HBT in 33:27. The first lady was Kate
McKinnon of Carnegie in 38:44 with Debra Murray of City of Edinburgh
coming in second place on 39:55, with the unattached Helen Dougal
claiming third prize, as well as the prize for first female veteran.
Dunbar's Rhona Anderson took the 2nd veteran ladies trophy in 42:29.

Jeff Farquhar of Pitreavie took the male veteran trophy with a time of
34:29, with Carnethy's Stewart Whitle taking the 2nd in 34:53. Martin
Cladwell of Corstorphine took the male 50+ trophy and Duncan Archibald
of Pitreavie taking the 60+ in 38:18. Helen Sim of Carnegie took the
female 45+ trophy in 38:02 with Val Herring of Dunbar coming in 24
seconds behind to take the 55+ trophy. Ian Sills took the trophy for
first Dunbar runner in 35:54. Carnegie were awarded both the male and
female team trophies.

Several other Dunbar Club members also took part on the day, with
Karen Page (47:14) and Clarissa Berry (52:16) celebrating their return
to racing with a home run. Well done!

Race Director, Stuart Hay, thanked Belhaven Brewery for their
sponsorship. He also thanked all the marshals and officials and
Hallhill for the use of the facilities on the day.

A special thank you to Isabelle Taylor who took the role of official
photographer on the day.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Edinburh Forthside Half Marathon

The second Edinburgh Forthside Half Marathon took place on Sunday 1st
April attracting a number of runners from all over the UK, including
several runners from Dunbar Running Club, fielding thirteen athletes
on the day.

Ian Sills achieved a personal best time of 1:16:53, putting him in
27th place out of 2752 finishers. Ian Rowland came in with an
excellent time of 1:18:10, with Stuart Hay also achieving a personal
best time of 1:20:06, finishing in 45th place overall. Other Dunbar
runners included Steve Pattison, Anne Hay, Neil Teather, Mary Ennis,
Jamie Cherrie, Jenny Macfarlane, Lucy Martin, Theresa Leslie, Sharron
Callachan and Myra Johnstone. Steve, Neil, Mary, Jenny and Theresa
all also achieved personal bests on the day, with Lucy Martin
finishing in an impressive 1:53:18 in her first ever half marathon.

Well done everyone - just remember those times later on in the year
for the Festive Half!