Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sweat Shop

It's that time of year again and Edinburgh Sweatshop has just begun
it's Summer Sale 2007.

There are MASSIVE savings with up to 50% off all well known brands on
a wide range of goods from Running Shoes and Clothing to Swimwear and
Racquets. We also have some great bargains on Running Accessories,
Heart-Rate and Speed/Distance Monitors aswell as a variety of Running

Please don't forget all members of Running Clubs throughout Scotland
are entitled to a 10% discount off all Non-Sale items all year round
at Edinburgh Sweatshop.

Look forward to seeing you and your members very soon.

Kind Regards

Edinburgh Sweatshop Staff

Edinburgh Sweatshop,
Next Generation,
Newhaven Harbour,
Newhaven Place,

Tel. 0131 4678740
E-Mail. [email protected]

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The last two Sundays.....

Members of the club took part in the well established Peebles Beltane
10K on Sunday 17th June in warmer conditions than some of the races of

Ian Rowland finished in 7th place overall with a time of 35:49, with
Stuart Hay finishing 18th in 37:44 and his wife Anne finishing in
44:33, with Jamie Cherrie not far behind in 45:16. Karen Page
finished in 49:40, Val Herring in 53:56, Theresa Leslie in 54:25 with
Fay Stanton hot on her heels in 54:41.

The following Sunday saw the running of the Galashiels 10K in which
newlyweds Steve and Mary Pattison finished in 41:32 and 49:55
respectively to both take top points in the club championship. On the
same day, at the Diet Coke East Kilbride Half Marathon, Sheila
Morrison took the lead over her club mate Theresa Leslie to finish in
1:58:58, with Theresa completing the course in a time of 2:02:01.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


A bus has been booked for the Coastal Run on 15 July for both runners and spectators.
Bus picks us up at Hallhill at 8:30 at the Countess Road side.
The bus will take us to the start of the race then meet us at the end in Alnwick (so we can leave our gear and kit bags on the bus).
The bus will then leave Alnwick at 16:30 - allowing us time to get a meal and a few drinks.
The bus has provisionally been booked for 16 people. However, a bigger bus can be obtained if we need it.
Remember you have to pre-enter for this race details are at:
Please let Stuart know if you want to take the bus and how many people are coming along. email: [email protected] by 4th July.
Please pass this info on to others.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Keith, You're A Champion

Several members of the club took part in the Portobello 4 mile road
race on Thursday evening. The cold windy weather didn't deter the 133
runners who took part, making it a record number for the event. Ian
Rowland finished in 6th place with a time of 23:10, with Ian Sills
taking 9th place in 23:33, followed by Stuart Hay in 24:22. Anne Hay
finished in 28:48, not far ahead of Jamie Cherrie in 28:55. Frank
Weissgerber (29:32), Theresa Leslie (33:48), Sheila Morrison (34:10)
and Fiona Brewster (36:01) completed the club representation.

At the Dechmont Law race on Sunday 10th, Sheila Morrison pulled ahead
of her club mate Theresa Leslie, to finish well over a minute ahead in

The previous day had seen several members take part in the Traprain
Law Race, with Ian Sills gaining ground on Ian Rowland by finishing
two places ahead of his club mate in 43:16. Rona Anderson took the
prize for the first female veteran with an excellent run in 52:44.
Stuart Hay, Richard Taylor, Peter McIvor, Anne Hay, Andrew Anderson,
Jamie Cherrie, Val Herring and Keith Mills also had good runs on the
day, enjoying the support from the spectators on the earlier and
latter stages of the course.

There was a good report on the race from Keith Burns of Carnethy, the
last paragraph of which is copied here: -
"We must record a tribute to the persistent fortitude of Keith Mills
from Dunbar in carrying the all-important lanterne rouge at this event
year after year. Keith has a formidable record that reinforces the
importance of this unsung placing in races, where the real effort and
resolve far exceeds that of the front runners in so many ways."

Well done Keith!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Marathons and Wedding Bells.....

Six members of Dunbar Running Club took part in the recent Edinburgh
Marathon, the route of which took the competitors along some of the
East Lothian coastal roads, finishing at Musselburgh Race Course.

Stuart Hay achieved a personal best of 3:04:21, putting him in 113th
place over all. Steve Pattison and Frank Weissgerber both had good
runs, finishing with times of 3:34:28 and 3:38:16 respectively. Avril
Gilchrist (3:40:46), Mary Ennis (3:59:15) and Jenny MacFarlane
(4:14:20) were all competing in their first ever Marathon and were all
delighted with their times, with all runners enjoying the new route of
the race. Steve and Mary hung up their running shoes long enough to
get married on Wednesday - a big "Congratulations" to them from

The following evening, in the popular 6 mile Rigg Race in Balerno, Ian
Rowland achieved 16th place with his time of 35:36. Anne Hay came in
with a time of 42:56 and Jamie Cherrie with 43:40.

Theresa Leslie and Sheila Morrison of the club took part in the recent
Women's 10K in Glasgow, with Theresa pulling ahead to finish in 53:09,
with Sheila finishing in 55:32. The following Saturday saw both
ladies competing in the Loch Leven Half Marathon in very blustery
conditions, again Theresa pulled ahead of her club mate, finishing 21
seconds ahead in 2:04:03.