Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The clue is in the name.
This is a great 5 mile race that starts and ends at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder. It's on the 23rd September and its one of our club championship races.
Having done this run before I can state that it is a really nice scenic 5 mile route.
An entry form and details can be found at

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

A Wee Trip to Mull?


 I trust you'll forgive this unsolicited approach, but I'm just going through the process of launching a running related business on Mull in the Western Isles of Scotland. You can see what I mean at

 It is also possible that in seeking to promote this website I might be of some help to yourselves. For example, you may be seeking additional sponsors for any races or events that you organise. If this is the case I'd be happy to consider any such possibilities.

 I'd also be happy to offer a 10% discount on any trips organised through your club for groups of 10 or more runners, provided that the booking is made before the end of 2007.

 Please take a few moments to look at the site, and if you feel that there is any way we can work together, just get in touch.

 Best wishes,

 John Hilton

Cumbernauld and Loch Lomond

We would like to draw your attention to two races that have recently
been added to the Q-buster race entry service.

Cumbernauld 10k Race - 9th September
Cumbernauld New Town is 50 years old this year. To celebrate the
anniversary, organisations and communities across Cumbernauld have
planned a variety of commemorative and celebratory activities. The
Cumbernauld 10k race and 1k fun run are core to these celebrations.

Where: Broadwood Stadium
When: Sunday 9th September 10.00am

Participants must be at least 17 years of age on race day to enter.

Entries close on 31st August, 2007.

Bring your family and friends along to cheer you on. As well as the
race and fun run, there will be face painting, tri golf, a climbing
wall and much more - fun and activities for all!

You can enter this race using the Q-buster online race entry service
from Interloq.

Cumbernauld 10k Race Entry
The event is being run by North Lanarkshire Council, in partnership
with North Lanarkshire Leisure and the North Lanarkshire Partnership.

The event is sponsored by the Antonine Shopping Centre and the
Campsies Centre Cumbernauld.

Additional support is provided by A G Barr, Asda (Cumbernauld) and
Tesco Extra (Cumbernauld).

LoveLochLomond 10k Race - 16th September
In association with St Margaret of Scotland Hospice.

The race will start at Loch Lomond Shores then cross the River Leven
and enter Balloch Park affording beautiful views of Loch Lomond before
exiting the park at the highest point on the trail, it will then
follow the River Leven through Jamestown eventually crossing it via
Bonhill Bridge. You will then pass the only roundabout in Scotland
with a pub and a railway station before returning along Alexandria
Main Street to Balloch and then to a fast downhill finish at Loch
Lomond Shores.

Where: Loch Lomond Shores
When: Sunday 16th September 10.00am

The race is open to all runners aged 15 years and older on 16th September 2007.

Entries close on 12th September, 2007.

Entries must be received by 27th August, 2007 to guarantee t-shirt size.

You can enter this race using the Q-buster online race entry service
from Interloq.

LoveLochLomond 10k Race Entry

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Club Championship

The presentation of the prizes for the inaugural Club Championship
will be on Sunday 30th September - the date of the last event in the

This is going to be an informal event to which all members (and
partners) are invited. Please do come along - it will give everyone a
chance to relax and have a chat (without a starting gun going
somewhere in the background!).

Amanda Thornton has kindly agreed to host a barbecue at her home from
3:00 pm onwards. Food and some drink will be provided, but if people
want to bring any special food items and drink, they are welcome to do

Just to give a rough idea of numbers, let Amanda or Anne know if you
are likely to come.

Lammermuir Circuit

The date for the Lammermuir Circuit will be Saturday 1st September and
from now on will be held annually on the first Saturday in September.
Remember this is an informal event, so whatever distance anyone
decides to do - 10K, 13 miles, 20 miles or 30 miles - the intention is
that everyone should aim to finish at Hallhill around 12:00 - 12:30,
so have a chat with other people who are doing the same distance as
you, so you can set off in groups.

As always, there will be sandwiches at Hallhill afterwards.

PLEASE let Anne know if you are going to take part (and if you are
inviting any friends or family who might like to give it a go) so that
we have an idea of numbers for the day.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Scottish Gas Races (and a couple of others..)

Granton was the venue for the running of the Scottish Gas 5K and 10K
races, which took place on Sunday 5th August.

Amongst the 425 finishers of the 10K event was Stuart Hay from Dunbar
Running Club, who achieved 20th place overall with a personal best
time of 37:02. Club mates Anne Hay and Jamie Cherrie finished in
44:26 and 46:28 respectively, with Fay Stanton also achieving a
personal best time of 54:16. Graeme Jones did well in the 5K,
finishing 11th out of 103, with a time of 19:23, with Steve Pattison
finishing not far behind in 20:17 and Mary Pattison taking 34th place
with a time of 23:47.

Several of the runners had taken part in the North Berwick Law Race
the previous Wednesday along with Ian Rowland and Ian Sills who
finished the challenging run in 22:09 and 22:32 respectively. Graeme
Jones finished in 24:10, Stuart Hay in 24:41 and Richard Taylor in
25:07. Rona Anderson was first Dunbar lady home in 26:30 with junior
runners Cameron Law and Hamish Law finishing well in 29:31 and 30:33.
Other senior runners were Steve Pattison 27:08, Frank Weissgerber
27:25, Anne Hay 27:36 and Andrew Anderson in 28:32.

Eleven runners also enjoyed the popular Musselburgh 6 mile race.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Lammermuir Circuit

A date for the above will be set at the next committee meeting on 14th
August - we were waiting to see if HELP set a date for their 25 km for
25 years (as mentioned previously on the club news), but that seems to
have been postponed until later in the year. As an invitation had
been extended to Dunbar, we didn't want a clash of dates. Plus, this
is an informal event and does not need the sort of planning of an
official race.

If anyone has any dates they wish to suggest (or if they would like
changes to the event or even if they think this is an event too many)
please let Anne or any of the other committee members know before the

Thank You