Friday, September 28, 2007

Fundraising Night

Thank you "Anonymous" - the tickets for the Dunbar Hockey Club "do"
are £3.00 - lost a decimal point somewhere................

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Not a Bad Weekend Then......

Eight members of the club travelled to Lauder to take part in the 9th
Thirlestane Castle Run on Sunday. The multi-terrain 5-mile race was a
little testing for the runners, but was fortunately less muddy than
previous years. Ian Sills took the prize for first veteran, with
Stuart Hay taking the trophy for second veteran. Steve Pattison had
another good race, joined by Jamie Cherrie, Anne Hay, Mary Pattison,
Val Herring and Theresa Leslie.

On the same day Graeme Jones achieved a personal best for the 10K with
a time of 36:22, taking first place in the Clydebank Scottish
Challenge. Another personal best time was also achieved recently by
Jenny MacFarlane in the Glasgow Half Marathon, finishing the course in

On Saturday Ian Rowland took 20th place, with a time of 3:29, in the
24th Two Breweries Hill Race. The race starts at Traquair House,
Innerleithen, finishing at Broughton, with the tough 18-mile course
taking in 4,900 feet of climb. At the same time club mate Sheila
Morrison took part in the Race against Rabies in Holyrood Park. The
5.5 km run representing 1 metre for every 10 people who die each year
from rabies, with all sponsorship raised on the day aiding the
Alliance for Rabies Control.

Well done everyone!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fundraising Race Night

Dunbar Hockey Club have invited us to join them for a fundraising race
night at Hallhill on Saturday 13th October 2007. Tickets are priced
at £300 which includes a buffet and disco.

Let Anne know if you are interested in coming along.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

International Coaching Conference 2007

If anyone is interested in attending the International Coaching
Conference 2007, please let Anne know so that places can be reserved
as soon as possible.

The event will be hosted at the Mariott Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 17
November 2007. Presenters this year include Dr Frank Dick OBE, Steve
Backley OBE, Bruce Longden and Fayyaz Ahmed.

Workshops for the afternoon session will be led by Terry Lomax - UK
Athletics High Jump National Coach (jumps); Jozef Lisowski - Polish
National Coach; 400m and 4x400 World Indoor Champion men's relay
(speed); Shaun Pickering – GB Olympian and International Throws Coach

Recent Races

Dunbar runners Theresa Leslie and Jane Handley took part in the recent
Fresh n Lo Great Scottish Run in Glasgow. New club member Jane
Handley, running her first ever 10K, finished with a time of 58:48 -
thoroughly enjoying the whole experience and hoping the race will
become a firm favourite. The event is a particular favourite of
Theresa's, who finished ahead of Jane in 55:40.

Three club members also took part in the Self Transcendence 5K road
race in the Meadows the following Wednesday. Steve Pattison finished
in 19:36, taking the position of 3rd male vet over 50. Jamie Cherrie
finished in 21:55 with Mary Pattison not far behind in 23:58, giving
her the 2nd prize in her category.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tesco Vouchers

It's that time again!

Tesco Sport for Schools and Clubs vouchers are currently available and
will be up until the 4th of November. We have managed to collect
quite a few in the last two years and have obtained extra equipment
for the junior section.

Anne will be collecting them on behalf of the club, so if you could
pass any on, it would be appreciated.

Lammermuir Circuit

The charity picked out by Isabelle Taylor on the day of the Lammermuir
Circuit was the chosen charity of Ian Porteous – the Chest Heart and
Stroke Scotland Association. A cheque for £100 is on its way to the

Dougie and Derek

The presentation for Dougie Jeffrey and Derek Buglass will take place
on Wednesday 26th September at the West Barns Bowling Club. Both
Derek and Dougie dedicated 10 years to coaching the junior section,
initially in a helping out capacity, eventually taking responsibility
as senior coaches for the ever expanding junior section of the club.

There is a collection if you wish to contribute and the presentation
and buffet will commence from 7:00 pm. Please contact Anne if you
will be attending and if you wish to make a contribution.