Wednesday, November 28, 2007


OK it's official.
After extensive research utilising the latest Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and base-data supplied by Ordnance Survey we can reveal that the town run is  10447.15 metres in length (that's 6.49 miles in old money).
Measurement was carried out three times and an average taken of the three measurements. Route was measured from lights at Countess Road Side to the side door.
Let that be an end of it Mr Sills.
Though no doubt arguments will still persist about whether it's harder going via West Barns first or via the "new houses".....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sport Relief 2008

From Dave Haggart of Comic Relief :
We are currently planning Sport Relief 2008 and are recruiting
athletics and running clubs to organise Sainsbury's Sport Relief Miles
around the UK.

Sport Relief 2008: Warming up nicely

Friday 14th – Sunday 16th March 2008 will see three days of
entertainment, events and energy designed to challenge the entire

Sport Relief is back and one thing is already for certain: It's going
to be even bigger and better than before.

Your chance to be a part of the team

At the heart of the weekend will be the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile.
Last time round over 200 of our Mile events were organised in local
communities by people like you. This year we need your club to get
involved too.

Organising a Mile event can be an incredible experience - helping to
raise the profile of the club, whilst bringing the local community
together to be part of a huge, national campaign. And if that wasn't
enough you will also be helping raise money to transform lives here in
the UK and across the world's poorest countries.

Join forces with Sport Relief

And if it all sounds a lot to take on then don't worry we will be here
for you every step of the way. As well as providing you with loads of
event materials, posters and giving you your own section on our
website we also look after all of the event registration so that you
can concentrate on making your event as successful as possible.

To find out more about what is involved and to apply to be an
organiser go to or call me on the number below.

Looking forward to hearing from you

Dave Haggart

Mile Events Co-ordinator
Comic Relief
Phone: 0207 820 6951
Email: [email protected]


Results for all the Borders Cross Country Series will be posted on the Norham website.

The Start of the Muddy Season

A number of Dunbar runners took part in the first of the Borders
Cross-Country Series on Sunday. Norham Running Club hosted the first
event in the calendar with a challenging course combining some steep
climbs, water crossings and muddy terrain.

Dunbar juniors were well represented with Alex Noble coming in 4th
overall in a time of 11:35 with Cameron Law building on his previous
good performance with a time of 12:52, followed by Lewis Ross in
13:15. Hamish Law (14:03), Nicole Turner (14:46), Joanne Lindsay
(15:18), Andrew Taylor (15:54), Joe Kowbel (16:25), Katie Proudfoot
(16:30), Gemma Bolton (16:49), Rachel Lindsay (17:27), Isabelle Taylor
(17:56), Kirsty Wilson (19:11), Megan Mclaren (19:17), Rebecca Turner
(19:53), Katrina Maguire (20:36), Claire Denholm (21:44) and Daniel
Sharp (22:00) all put in excellent performance.

In the senior race Ian Sills of Dunbar came in 5th overall in a time
of 24:21; with Stuart Hay taking 15th place in 25:33 and Grant Noble
close behind in 25:37. Club mates Stuart Symington, Richard Taylor
and Colin Menzies finished seconds behind, with new addition to the
club, Andrew Crichton finishing his first race 2 seconds behind Colin
in an impressive 26:30. Other Dunbar runners were Ross Combe, Steve
Pattison, Lauren Peffers, Neil Teather, Anne Hay, Mary Pattison,
Douglas Denholm and Scott Turner, who was also competing in his first

Well done everyone - hope you didn't take too much of the Norham
course back home with you!

Friday, November 09, 2007


Not a member of Dunbar Running Club, but its nice to see a local athlete get a mention in the national media.
There is great article HERE from the BBC about a talented HELP runner.

Oh. And Sandy Wallace gets a mention too.....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Sunday Gallop

Apologies for the short notice but if anyone fancies the Goats Gallop
this Sunday 11th at 10:30, HELP have extended an invitation to us and
Musselburgh. The run starts from Long Yester Farm and is followed by
lunch at the Goblin Ha' in Gifford. Just hope the weather stays

Monday, November 05, 2007

Club Championship 2008

If anyone has any particular races they would like to see as part of
next years' club championship, please e-mail your suggestions to
[email protected]

Friday, November 02, 2007


Races don't organise themselves.
Dunbar's leg of the cross country seasson will be on Sunday 2nd December.
We need as many people as possible to ensure that this event is organised and operated as efficently as possible. It is expected that we will have to mark out the route on the morning of the race.
Any one who can help please get in contact with Stuart, Anne or Ian Sills.
Do not plan to run this race (there are still five others for you to take part in).