Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Cancer Research UK 10K Series

The Cancer Research UK 10k series is Britain's biggest 10k run series
and this year we have three events at superb venues in Scotland -

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Sunday 7th Oct
Scone Palace, Perth, Sunday 21st Oct
Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell, Sunday 28th Oct

We warmly welcome all standards of runner, from complete novices at
the 10k distance to seasoned athletes. It is perfectly ok to 'run a
bit.... walk a bit' and many participants do this at our events. It
costs £17.50 to enter, which includes a t-shirt and medal. Entry is
via our web-site only - www.cancerresearchuk10.co.uk.

To summarise very briefly, we are Britain's leading charity dedicated
to researching, treating and preventing cancer with an annual research
expenditure approaching £30 million in Scotland - almost entirely
funded by sponsorship, donations and bequests. The three Scottish
events are part of the wider series of thirty-four 10km runs across
Britain. This year and we are hoping that the 10k series as a whole
will raise in the region of £4 million towards research expenditure.

If you would like to receive some leaflets and perhaps also some
posters, could you please let me know - my contact details are shown
at the bottom of the page. I will need a postal address for you.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this request, all the best
for the continued success of your club.

Andy Wilson
National Events Executive - 10K
Cancer Research UK
Tel: 01423 864134
Mobile: 07918 662965

Challenge yourself or a friend to run 10 km at a Stately Home near
you. To register, or for more details, visit

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Carfraemill to Gifford

HELP have extended an invitation to Dunbar to the annual Carfraemill
to Gifford run.

For those of you who haven't taken part before, this is a nice 11 mile
(fun) run with some stunning views, whatever the weather - well worth
doing! Yes, a chunk of the run is uphill, but then you wouldn't get
the brilliant views and the descent back down towards Gifford where a
nice meal will await you. This will take place on Wednesday 15th
August. Please let Anne know if you are going - will need an idea of
numbers for the bus from Gifford and for the meal at the Goblin Ha' to
pass on to Joe.

The Haddington Half Marathon is on Saturday 11th - if anyone is
available to help out, please let Anne know.

Well done everyone who ran the Curfew Race in Berwick-on-Tweed last
night - 1.3 miles round the walls - a real short sharp shock to the
system. Andrew Taylor demonstrated his sprinting technique - very
difficult to catch and his sister Isabelle managed to run and chat all
the way round while some could hardly draw breath. Ian Rowland,
Stuart, Richard, Steve, Anne, Jamie and Mary all put in a good fast
run and were glad it stayed dry!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Sun, The Sea, The Sand.......

The 28th Northumberland Coastal Run took place on Sunday 15th July,
with several Dunbar runners taking part in the scenic 14 mile route
from Beadnell to Alnmouth. The summery weather attracted the crowds
to the beaches who gave great support to everyone competing in the
race. There were 800 finishers in the event – a far cry from the 12
competitors who took part in the inaugural run in 1979.

Ian Rowland of was placed 18th overall, with a time of 1:27:09, with
Ian Sills completing the course in 1:28:11. Stuart Hay had another
good run in 1:43:03 with Graeme Jones finishing only seconds behind in
1:43:24, pleased with his first longer distance run. Frank
Weissgerber; 1:47:57, Anne Hay; 1:51:47, Hannah Stevens; 2:07:15, Mary
Pattison; 2:11:10, Steve Pattison; 2:11:11, Fiona Brewster; 2:15:48,
Val Herring; 2:18:22 and Sheila Morrison; 2:19:01 also had good runs
on the day. Dunbar was awarded third team prize.

Jedburgh Half Marathon

Jedburgh Half Marathon

As a registered runner in last years Half Marathon we are sending you
details about the 2007 event, this time under the sponsorship of
Emtelle. It is also this year a part of the "Navyblue Roadrace
Grandprix 07".

The Emtelle Jedburgh Half Marathon will be run on Sunday 28th October
2007 and it is now open for entries. You can choose to again register
and pay on-line by accessing the dedicated website
www.jedburghhalfmarathon.org.uk and following the registration link,
or you can submit the registration form by post, a blank copy being
downloadable from the website.

This year we are also setting up an e-newsletter which all runners or
potential runners can opt into receiving, this newsletter keeping you
updated on news about the event and any pre-run instructions. To
register for this you simply need to go to the website home page and
click on the newsletter registration.

We hope that if you have not already register we can encourage you to do so now.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Feels Like Doing the Cross-Country Again....!

A number of Dunbar Running Club members made the trip to Norham to
take part in the multi terrain Stewart Black Memorial Castle Bank
Challenge on Thursday 28th June. The heavy rain that had continued
all day made parts of the course a little treacherous by the river
side, but most runners posted reasonable times over the 5.8 km course.

Ian Sills took 2nd place in the event, finishing in 21:06, with Ian
Rowland achieving sixth place with 22:04, followed by Graeme Jones in
22:15. This meant the threesome took away the team prize, the Stewart
Black Memorial trophy. Stuart Hay (22:29), Richard Taylor (22:49),
Neil Teather (25:30), Anne Hay (who was award the prize for first
female - 25:40), Frank Weissgerber (25:46) and Keith Mills (41:16) all
had a good, if rather soggy, race.

The following evening saw a considerably bigger field taking part in
the Black Rock 5 at Kinghorn, Fife. Steve and Mary Pattison
thoroughly enjoyed the event with Steve finishing with an excellent
time of 32:30 and Mary coming in well up the field in 40:10.