Wednesday, October 31, 2007


There is always debate about who is a "real" runner and who is a jogger.
This book was found on the ineternet and we thought you may like to read it..

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

A Bus Load......

Twelve members of Dunbar Running Club took part in the Emtelle
Jedburgh Half Marathon on Sunday. The course, running mainly through
the surrounding countryside, is quite a popular one with the East
Lothian club and the weather on the day proved exceptionally warm.

Ian Sills finished in 9th place overall with a time of 1:18:50 and
took the prize for second veteran. Stuart Hay finished 21st in
1:21:25, with George Gilhooley just over a minute behind in 25th
place. Graeme Jones finished well in 1:35:33 and Steve Pattison had
another good run with 1:37:43. Anne Hay and Hannah Stevens finished
with only 35 seconds between them, with Jamie Cherrie coming in at
1:47:46, enjoying his 40th half-marathon to date. Neil Teather, Mary
Pattison and Theresa Leslie had good, steady runs. New member Neil
Jones, running his first ever half marathon and his first time in club
colours, finished in a creditable 2:00:21.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Another Orienteering Challenge

After the event at Binning Wood - if anyone fancies trying one
tomorrow - Saturday 27th at Barns Ness. A different sort of course -
in some ways much easier in the open land than in the trees - but it
can still be a challenge to pin down those flags!

Start times from 2 till 3 as usual, entry £2 or £1.

Barn's Ness car parking is just before the lighthouse behind the
cement works east of Dunbar. Note that because the Cement Works have
closed the coast road, to get to Barns Ness continue down the A1 past
the cement works almost as far as Torness, then turn left, following
the signs to the caravan park, and double back towards Dunbar.

When you reach the bit where the road ahead is closed, turn right
towards the coast and keep going, swinging right, till you reach the
car park.

Fast running over open land, with the additional attractions of old
lime kilns, a wreck, a lighthouse, and various other landmarks.

White, Yellow, Orange and Red courses.

Friday, October 19, 2007


The bus for the Jedburgh Half will leave Hallhill (Countess Road side) at 09am on Sunday 28th.
It will stay in Jedburgh during the race so we can leave kit etc.
It will then collect us at 2pm in Jedburgh to bring us back.

Contact Stuart if you have any queries.

Monday, October 15, 2007

What To Do On A Sunny Sunday......

Sheila Morrison and Theresa Leslie travelled north to take part in the
2nd Aviemore Half Marathon on Sunday. The weather stayed fine for
most of the day for the 830 runners who completed the course. Sheila
finished in 2:01:04 with Theresa coming in with a time of 2:11:08.

The previous Sunday, eight members of the club were in Inverness for
the Festival of Running. Stuart and Anne Hay, Pete McIvor and Jenny
MacFarlane took part in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon, a challenging,
but scenic, course around the edge of Loch Ness, through the villages
of Foyers and Dores, finishing on the track at the Queens Park stadium
in Inverness. Stuart Hay achieved his best time to date, finishing in
3:02:13 and in 47th place overall, with Pete McIvor knocking 20
minutes off his London Marathon time to finish in an excellent
3:29:17. Anne Hay finished in 3:46:33 and Jenny MacFarlane also
achieved a personal best of 4:04:40, taking 10 minutes off her time
for the Edinburgh Marathon.

Ian Rowland completed the 10K in 35:44 to take 16th place overall,
with Steve Pattison on top form with a time of 39:48. Jamie Cherrie
had another good run in 44:33, with Mary Pattison finishing
comfortably in 48:34.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Festive Half Marathon & 10K

It is anticipated that the Festive Half Marathon and 10k will take
place on Sunday 9th December - please put that date in your diaries
and dust off the Santa hats and sparkly earrings!!!

Borders Cross Country Series

The dates for the series are:

Norham 18th November 2007
Dunbar 2nd December
Galashiels 16th December
Peebles 6th January 2008
Berwick 27th January
Lauder 17th February

Fees are the same as last year - £10 for the seniors £5 for the
juniors for the six races. Wooler, unfortunately, are unable to host
a race this year - a shame as it's quite a nice course. Hopefully
next year....

As usual, to qualify for a horse brass, individuals need to do 4 out
of the 6 races - the best five for the team prize. Teams are mixed.

Junior races start at 11:30 and seniors at 12:00. Please remember to
turn up in good time for the registration at Norham.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sunday 30th

Sunday saw thirteen members of Dunbar Running Club travelling to
Norham, Berwickshire, for the towns' annual 10K road race. The race
started at the east end of the village, crossing the Tweed at the
opposite end, climbing steeply to the top of Bank of Scotland, through
the Ladykirk Estate, with a nice descent back into Norham.

Ian Sills finished 5th overall, claiming the prize for first male
veteran. His club mate Ian Rowland took 7th place in 36:03, closely
followed by Stuart Hay with a personal best time of 36:14. Steve
Pattison followed, with Rhona Anderson taking the prize for 3rd female
overall. Jamie Cherrie was also delighted to achieve a personal best,
with Andrew Anderson, Anne Hay, Hannah Stevens, Mary Pattison, Val
Herring, Sheila Morrison and Theresa Leslie all completing the course.
Dunbar also took the male and female team prizes before heading back
to Dunbar for their own championship presentation.

The run at Norham was the last in a series of 23 races, commencing in
May, and forming the new club championship. Stuart Hay took the first
male prize, having gained just one extra point over Ian Rowland who
took second. Steve Pattison was awarded the third prize. In the
ladies section, Anne Hay took first, Mary Pattison second, and Val
Herring third, with Anne also receiving the championship trophy for
gaining the most points overall.

Thanks again to Amanda for hosting the presentation barbecue and to
Frank - king of the barbecue.

Prestonpans Half

Well done to Neal Doggett, in his first run for the club.

Neal came 28th in the Prestonpans Half Marathon with a time of 1:28:48.